Sunday, January 06, 2019

Domestic airlines inducted 100-plus aircraft in 2018

Domestic carriers inducted, for the first time, over 100 planes in 2018 with budget carrier IndiGo accounting for nearly half of them, according to industry figures.
The nine major Indian carriers together took deliveries of over 120 planes comprising both twin and single aisle as well as regional jets in the just-concluded year as against 88 planes inducted in 2017.
Significantly, domestic passenger traffic has been growing at about 20 per cent for more than four years now and capacity addition along with other factors has played a key role in this robust growth.
Majority of the planes inducted by the carriers last year, according to available figures, were Airbus A320 neos, with four carriers - IndiGo, GoAir, Air India and Vistara - taking deliveries of more than 60 of these planes besides other types of aircraft.
06/01/19 Business Standard