India’s air passenger traffic continues its double digit growth

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By Anupama Airy


India’s air passenger traffic grew by 23.20% in October as compared to the same period last year with airlines carrying 86.72 lakh passengers.

Passenger traffic grew by 23.18% in the first ten months of 2016 (January-October) as compared to the same period last year with domestic airlines carrying 813.7 lakh passengers.

IndiGo had the highest market share of 42.6% among airlines followed by Jet Airways (17.1%), Air India (13%), SpiceJet (12.9%) and GoAir (7.9%). Vistara and AirAsia India had a market share of 2.7% each.

SpiceJet had the occupancy among domestic airline clocking a load factor of 91.9% followed by IndiGo (84.9%) and GoAir (84.4%).

The overall cancellation rate was 0.72% in October with Air Carnival having the highest cancellations (8.74%).

“During October 2016, a total of 790 passenger-related complaints had been received by the scheduled domestic airlines. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of October 2016 has been 0.9,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.

SpiceJet had the best on-time performance of 86.1% among domestic carriers followed by Vistara 83.6%.

“With OTP score of 89.7%, 72.9% and 88.5% in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru respectively, SpiceJet topped the OTP charts at the country’s busiest airports. The airline registered an OTP of 89.9% in Hyderabad. This is also the fourth month in a row that the airline has topped the OTP charts in Mumbai, a feat unparalleled among its peers,” SpiceJet said.

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