India’s Big, Bold Aviation Rush


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reported that the air travel volume reached the 10 million mark in October, clipping at a healthy 20.52 pc over the same period a year ago. For the reporting month, the carriers flew as much as 10.45 million passengers.

The combined passenger traffic of all airlines was at 8.67 million in October 2016, according to the data released by the regulator DGCA. IndiGo Airlines continued to lead the aviation market in October flying 4.13 million (41.3 lakh) passengers, substantially higher than 3.66 million (36.65 lakh) passengers in September.

The market share of the airline during the month increased to 39.5 pc from 38.2 pc in the previous month. On the other hand, passengers carried by the national carrier, Air India increased to 1.36 million (13.6 lakh) from 1.29 million (12.9 lakh).

SpiceJet, the country’s second-largest low-cost carrier, reported a 13.1 pc market share, which is lower than 13.8 pc during the month before. However, it showed an increase in terms of passengers carried from 1.32 million (13.20 lakh) to 1.36 million (13.64 lakh). Read More…

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