Friday, July 21, 2023

IndiGo Becomes Only Indian Brand Amongst Top 10 Most Active Global Airlines

IndiGo,, the low-cost carrier, is the biggest air carrier in India, both in terms of passenger share and aircraft fleet. The airline, with over 55% market share, which is now over 60% as Go First is not operating flights after fiasco with Pratt & Whitney, aims to carry 100 million passengers in the year ending March 2024. For reference, the budget carrier flew 86 million passengers in FY23, highest in India, with majority of these passengers travelling on domestic flights. Among other records, IndiGo is also the only Indian airline among the most active airlines globally, in terms of daily flights. Here's a list of top 10 most active airlines in the world:

  1. Delta Air Lines: 4,629
  2. United Airlines: 4,213
  3. Southwest Airlines: 4,080
  4. Ryanair: 3,098
  5. China Eastern Airlines: 2,144
  6. China Southern Airlines: 2,052
  7. IndiGo: 1,853
  8. Turkish Airlines: 1,819
  9. Beijing Airlines: 1,586

The list compiled by a Twitter handle, World of Statistics, reveals that IndiGo is at the 8th spot in the world, in terms of the daily active flights. The airline operates an average of 1,819 flights daily, highest in India. The airline marginally exceeds Turkish Airlines, with 1,819 flights, while the last place is taken by Beijing Airlines with 1,586 flights. Talking about the most active airlines, the top 4 spots are taken by airlines from the United States.

The American Airline took the numero uno spot with 5,483 flights, while the second spot belongs to Delta Air Lines with 4,629 fights. The third and fourth spot belongs to United Airlines with 4,213 and Southwest Airlines with 4,080 flights. Also, these are only the four airlines with over 4,000 active daily flights. 

The fifth spot belongs to ultra-low cost airline from Europe, Ryanair with 3,098 daily flights. The sixth and seventh spots belong to Chinese air carriers, with China Eastern Airlines having 2,144 flights and China Southern Airlines having 2,052 flights. 

21/07/2023 ZeeNews

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