Thursday, March 21, 2019

Domestic air passenger traffic up 5.6% in Feb

New Delhi: The domestic airline industry flew 1.13 crore passengers in February, registering a 5.62 per cent growth, compared to the same period previously.

This is the second consecutive month that the domestic industry has reported single-digit growth in the number of passengers flown. Before January, the domestic airline industry registered double digit growth for 52 consecutive months.

The latest data released by the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation shows that IndiGo retained the number one position among all the airlines, carrying 49.31 lakh. SpiceJet flew 15.58 lakh passengers followed by Air India (14.53 lakh passengers) and Jet Airways (11.33 lakh passengers) while GoAir carried 10.88 lakh passengers. Air Asia flew 5.83 lakh passengers while Vistara flew 4.52 lakh passengers during the month.

SpiceJet, however, reported the highest Passenger Load Factor (PLF) of 94 per cent among all the domestic airlines in February followed by GoAir (92.6 per cent), AirAsia (91.8 per cent) and Jet Airways (89.4 per cent).

Passenger load factor shows how many of the total seats on offer by each airline are getting filled.

GoAir reported the best on-time performance (OTP) among all the airlines at 86.3 per cent, followed by Vistara (81.6 per cent) and SpiceJet (77.1 per cent) at the four airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
20/03/19 Business Line