Domestic Air Traffic Rises 18.4% in June

Domestic airlines registered 18.4% growth in passengers flown during June compared to that a year ago. Indian carriers carried 11.3 million passengers during the month, up from 9.6 million in June 2017, which is a traditionally strong month for airlines.

Gurugram-based SpiceJet continued to maintain its pole position in terms of load factor by flying its planes 93.3% full, followed by GoAir, which flew its planes with 88.6%. IndiGo was a close third by flying its planes with 88.3% seats full.

In terms of operating flights on time, IndiGo topped the list by operating 84.1% of its flights on time closely followed by SpiceJet that operated 81.2% flights on time while Jet Airways operated 78.8% of its flight on time. The national carrier Air India was the laggard with only 68.5% of its flights on time.

IndiGo remained the market leader in terms of passenger volumes accounting for 41.3% share of the passengers in the month of June. Jet Airways was second in terms of market share by flying 15% of the passengers flown during the month. India’s national carrier Air India, was the third largest carrier in terms of market share, accounting for 12.5% of the market.

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