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India’s April domestic air passenger traffic up 26%

Author: IANS/Friday, May 18, 2018/Categories: Aviation

India’s April domestic air passenger traffic up 26%

New Delhi - India's domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.15 crore in April 2018 -- up 26.05 per cent -- from 91.34 lakh reported during the corresponding month of 2017.

On a sequential basis, the traffic growth remained flat. It had risen to 1.15 crore in March 2018, while in February it had grown to 1.07 crore. 

As per the data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday, the passenger traffic during the January-April 2018 period grew by over 24 per cent.

"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-April 2018 were 453.03 lakh as against 364.13 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year thereby registering a growth of 24.41 per cent," the DGCA said in its monthly domestic traffic report. 

According to the data, low-cost carrier SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor (PLF) -- a measure of capacity utilisation of the airline -- at 95.5 per cent during April.

"SpiceJet has yet again recorded the highest PLF in the industry. For three years in a row SpiceJet has flown with loads in excess of 90 per cent," said Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue Officer, SpiceJet.

SpiceJet was followed by IndiGo with a PLF of 91.9 per cent and GoAir at 89.5 per cent.

"The passenger load factor in the month of April 2018 has shown increasing trend compared to previous month primarily due to beginning of tourist season," the monthly statistical analysis said.

The data noted that IndiGo led the industry with 86.6 per cent punctuality rate (on-time performance) at the four major airports of Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. It was followed by SpiceJet (86.1), GoAir (86.1), Jet Airways along with JetLite (82.9) and Vistara (78.4).

The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for April 2018 stood at 0.64 per cent.

In addition, the data disclosed that a total of 706 passenger-related complaints were received last month.

"The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of April 2018 has been around 0.61," the monthly analysis said.

The data revealed that IndiGo led the industry with the highest market share of 39.8 per cent, followed by Jet Airways (14.7), Air India (13.3), SpiceJet (12.4), and GoAir (8.8).

AirAsia India had a market share of 5 per cent, followed by Vistara (4), JetLite (1.5) and Trujet (0.5). 

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