Thursday, September 14, 2023

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 22.8% To 1.24 Crore In August: DGCA

Domestic air passenger traffic rose 22.81% to 1.24 crore in August this year as against 1.01 crore in the year-ago period, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation data released on Thursday. Budget carrier IndiGo flew 78.67 lakh passengers and accounted for 63.3% of the total domestic passenger volume during the month, the DGCA said.

Air India, now owned by the Tata Group, and its wholly-owned subsidiary AIX Connect (formerly AirAsia India), transported 12.12 lakh and 9.78 lakh passengers, respectively, during August, DGCA said.

During the month, Air India's market share was 9.8% while that of AIX Connect was 7.1%.

Vistara -- a 51:49 joint venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines that and is in the process of getting merged with Air India -- flew 12.17 lakh passengers with a market share of 9.8%, DGCA said.

The three airlines -- Air India, Vistara and AirAsia India -- together flew a total of 33.07 lakh passengers in the previous month.

Vistara also recorded the highest load factor at 91.3% among all domestic airlines during the previous month.

14/09/2023 PTI/BQ Prime

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