Monday, August 21, 2017

Air passenger traffic sees 12.43 per cent increase in July but capacity utilisation in flights declined

New Delhi: There was a significant growth in domestic air traffic in July as compared to the air traffic in the same period last year, the civil aviation ministry claimed on Monday. Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 percent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year. However, there was a decline in capacity utilisation of flights due to end of the tourist season, the ministry admitted. Releasing government data on domestic air traffic, the country’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation also said that during the January-July period passenger air traffic in the domestic sector grew by over 17 percent.
In its domestic air traffic report for July, the DGCA stated, “Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July 2017 were 657.21 lakh as against 560.87 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 17.18 percent.” The statistics also provided insight into punctuality, seats utilisation and cancellations of flights in the domestic sector.
India’s largest airline in the domestic market IndiGo led the industry with 84.6 percent punctuality rate at four major airports of Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. It was followed by GoAir (78.2), Vistara (74.5) and SpiceJet (73.4). IndiGo also retained its position as the largest airline in domestic market with the highest market share of 38.7 percent followed by Jet Airways (15.8), SpiceJet (14.2), Air India (13.5), and GoAir (7.8). AirAsia India and Vistara had market share of 3.6 percent each, followed by JetLite (2.4) and Trujet (0.5).
21/08/17 New Indian Express