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Friday, 23 November, 2018, 10 : 45 AM [IST]

Domestic air passenger up 13.34% in October, lowest since Jul 2017

National carrier Air India carried 14.44 lakh passengers with its share in the total domestic traffic pie standing at 12.2 per cent in October
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data , domestic air traffic rose 13.34% to 1.18 crore in October over the same period a year ago, the lowest in the last 14 months.  

The Wadia group-owned budget carrier GoAir maintained its top position in on time performance(OTP) from four key airports at 90.5% while the largest airline by market share IndiGo was relegated to the fourth position, said DGCA.

The January-October cumulative travel demand also surged a healthy 20.11%, at 11.46 crore passengers as per data.

In terms of flying passengers, IndiGo carried 50.75 lakh passengers during the month with a market share of 42.8%, followed by cash-starved, Jet Airways along with its subsidiary JetLite, which flew 17.61 lakh passengers with a combined market share of 14.9%

National carrier Air India carried 14.44 lakh passengers with its share in the total domestic traffic pie standing at 12.2% in October. Among others, SpiceJet flew 13.82 lakh passengers while GoAir flew 10.48 lakh passengers during the reporting month.

"GoAir continues to top the on-time performance for second consecutive month. Stringent processes and systems along with a committed ground force of staff drives our operations," said Cornelis Vrieswijk, CEO, GoAir, on the carrier's best OTP for the second month on a trot.

The Gurugram-based SpiceJet reported the highest passenger load factor among all domestic carriers at 90.8 per cent for the 43rd month in a row followed by GoAir at 84.1% and IndiGo at 83.1%


(Source: DGCA)
 
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