Monday, September 24, 2018

Domestic aviation traffic saw 17% growth in August

New Delhi: Domestic aviation traffic registered a growth of 17% in the month of August, with airlines ferrying a total of 11.3 million passengers as opposed to 9.6 million same time last year, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s monthly data. Gurgaon-based budget carrier SpiceJet was at the top in terms of two key parameters — seat occupancy and punctuality.

The airline saw an average of 93.6% seats on its planes being sold. It was followed by GoAir (84.6%), IndiGo (82.8%), Air India (82.3%) and Jet Airways (82.0%).

It also saw an on-time performance (OTP) of 87.4%, implying that as many flights departed and arrived as per schedule. IndiGo and Go Air shared the second place with an OTP of 87.2%, followed by Vistara (83.6%), Jet Airways (82.6%) and Air India (75.3%).

Market leader IndiGo cornered 41.9% of the domestic market share. Jet Airways has a market share of 13.8%, Air India 12.7%, SpiceJet 12.4% and Go Air 8.9%.
24/09/18 The Hindu

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