Aviation: October 2015

The Indian aviation market continued its double-digit growth in passenger numbers last month, helped by lower fares as fuel prices remained low. Domestic airlines flew more than 7 million passengers in October, about 20% more than the same month last year, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). In September, airlines had flown 6.67 million passengers.
Airlines are expected to report stronger numbers this month as many people took off to celebrate Diwali festival season. IndiGo maintained its pole position in the market by flying about 36.8% of the total passengers in October, followed by the Jet Group (Jet Airways and JetLite) that flew 21.2% passengers. National carrier Air India flew 15.5% and SpiceJet flew 12.8%.
AirAsia and Vistara registered increase in their market shares at 2.1% and 1.7%, respectively. SpiceJet took the lead in terms of load factors as it flew its planes with 92.1% of seats occupied, followed by IndiGo at 82.4% and GoAir at 81.2%.
In terms of on-time performance, Tata Group-promoted Vistara led the pack by flying about 93.7% of its flight on time, followed by market leader IndiGo that flew 89.6% of its flights on time.
Air India could fly only 75% of its flights on time in October, the lowest in the Industry.

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