Flying High

Domestic air passenger growth was a healthy 25.8% in July, when IndiGo strengthened its top position with a 39.8% share of the market. A total of 85.08 lakh people flew last month compared with 67.62 lakh a year earlier. IndiGo was followed by Jet Airways and Jet Lite, which together carried 19.1% of the passengers, according to data compiled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
IndiGo offered the highest number of seats in the domestic sector with a fleet of 110 Airbus 320 aircraft. The airline, in its first-quarter results for this financial year, had said that it added 25% capacity over the year-ago period. Airlines in India offer 240,000 domestic seats daily and IndiGo's share was about 38%.
SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor at 92% during the month, followed by GoAir, which flew with over 90% of its flights full.
SpiceJet also recorded the second-best on time performance in July at 79.2%. Vistara topped the list by flying 80.3% of its flights on time. IndiGo was third with 76.8% of its flights on time.

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