New Delhi. In May 2022, there has been a huge jump in domestic air traffic on an annual basis and it has reached very close to the level before Corona. Indian airlines carried 12 million passengers on domestic routes to their destination. In May 2019, 1.22 crore passengers traveled on domestic air routes. On a monthly basis also, domestic air traffic grew by 11 per cent in May. SpiceJet recorded the highest load factor of 89.1 percent in May 2022, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data. Load factor gives an idea of how much passenger transport capacity an airline has used.
Indigo is the market leader
IndiGo airline continues to dominate the domestic aviation business. With 57.9 percent market share, IndiGo has carried about 70 lakh passengers to their destination. However, there has been a slight decline in this compared to April. IndiGo had a market share of 58.3 per cent in April. It is followed by Go First in Mumbai with 12.76 lakh passengers. GoFirst accounted for 10.8 percent of the domestic air passenger traffic. At the same time, Air India and Vistaar carried 8.23 lakh and 9.83 lakh passengers respectively last month. Air Asia India was used by 6.86 lakh passengers in May 2022.
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Air Asia Most Punctual
According to the DGCA, AirAsia has been the most punctual airline in May 2022 among Indian airlines. 90.8 percent of the company’s flights ran on their scheduled time. The second number in this list is that of Vistara and 87.5 percent of its flights took off as per their scheduled schedule. Like domestic air passenger traffic, the number of international passengers has also increased in May. The number of international passengers is now only 28 percent less than the pre-Covid level.
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Air traffic increased by two percent in April
About 1.08 crore air passengers flew in domestic flights during April, 2022 in the country. This figure was two percent more than in March. In March, 1.06 crore domestic passengers traveled by air. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the seat filling rate of all airlines in April was more than 78 percent.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2022, 13:26 IST