India’s latest aviation data: Highest-ever market share for SpiceJet


The Indian aviation regulator, directorate general of civil aviation, on Tuesday released the latest domestic air traffic data. The data enlists the most punctual airline, growth in country’s air travellers, the airline with most complaints and much more.

Here are 10 things you must know about the data.

Passenger Growth

India’s domestic air passenger traffic in May rose 2.9 percent year-on-year to 122 lakh passengers. This is the third lowest figure for the calendar year but if compared with data since March, it shows gradual improvement. In March, the passenger traffic grew at 0.1 percent year-on-year, while in April, the domestic air passenger traffic fell by 4.5 percent year-on-year, registering a six-year low.

Market Share

IndiGo remains the largest airline with a market share of 49 percent. SpiceJet attained its highest-ever market share of 14.8 percent, a sharp jump from its April figure of 13.1 percent, in sync with the rapid expansion of fleet undertaken by the airline. Read More

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