Ajay Singh-led SpiceJet has emerged as the country’s most punctual airline for the fifth straight month in a row.
According to the latest data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), SpiceJet registered the highest on-time performance (OTP) of 81.1% in February.
The budget carrier also topped OTPs for the individual metros of Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai with 91.8%, 80.6% and 75.2% respectively.
In a record of sorts, SpiceJet also topped the passenger load factor for the industry at 93.7%. This is the 23rd month-in-a-row that the airline has recorded occupancy of over 90%. The airline also registered a low cancellation rate of only 0.39%.
“It has been our endeavour to provide our customers with a memorable flying experience and getting them to their destination on-time, every time. I am very proud of the fact that we have been the most punctual airline in the country for the fifth consecutive month,” said Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet.
“SpiceJet is excelling on all operational parameters. There can be no bigger achievement for an airline that was staring at a shutdown and cancelling hundreds of flights two years back,” said aviation expert Rajji Rai.
Passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Feb 2017 were 182.34 lakh as against 151.31 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 20.51 %.
IndiGo had the highest market share (39.5%) followed by Jet Airways (18.3%), Air India (13.5%) and SpiceJet (13.1%).