Pax traffic continues solid growth; SpiceJet most punctual airline

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India’s air passenger traffic crew by 25.13% in January 2017 with domestic airlines carrying 95.79 lakh passengers as against 76.55 lakh during the corresponding period last year.

Ajay Singh-led SpiceJet continued with its impressive performance emerging as the country’s most punctual airline yet again.

January was the fourth month-in-a-row that the SpiceJet recorded the best On-Time Performance (OTP) among all Indian carriers.

In yet another achievement, the airline clocked a passenger load factor in excess of 90% for the 22nd successive month. SpiceJet’s passenger occupancy stood at 93.6%
in January, according to the figures released by the DGCA.

“SpiceJet has excelled on all operational parameters yet again and emerged as the country’s most punctual airline for the fourth successive month. We have had the best on-time performance in tough weather conditions and will continuously strive to better
ourselves,” said Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet.

The airline also had one of the least cancellations and passenger complaints. IndiGo had the highest market share of 39.8% in January.

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