Monday, September 02, 2019

IndiGo second on international routes, we are still market leader: Air India

New Delhi: Air India on Monday said it is still a market leader among Indian airlines when it comes to flying on international routes as its capacity deployment on such routes is currently almost double than that of the number-two position holder IndiGo.
The national carrier’s response came after a consultancy firm, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), released a report on August 31 stating that IndiGo “now has the largest share of international seats to/from India”.

Air India on Monday wrote an e-mail to CAPA stating that according to its “comparative scheduled capacity analysis on international routes”, the national carrier has 16.7 per cent share in September when measured in terms of available seat kilometres (ASKMs).

Under ASKMs, the total passenger capacity of an airline is measured and it is calculated by multiplying the total number of available seats for passengers with total number of kilometres flown by those seats.

“The analysis done in your (CAPA) report to showcase IndiGo as largest carrier on international routes is flawed and misleading. This, of course, has been done by replacing ASKMs which is a true measure of capacity deployment with seats offered,” Air India said.

According to aviation regulator DGCA, IndiGo had around 47 per cent share of the domestic passenger market in July this year, making it the market leader in domestic segment.
02/09/19 PTI/Indian Express

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