Low-fare airline IndiGo (Interglobe Aviation Ltd) retained its No.1 spot in terms of market share among India’s air passenger careers in May, carrying 4.85 million people during the month. The low-fare airline commanded a 40.9% market share in May, against 39.8% in April, and 41.2% in May 2017, regulatory data released on Tuesday showed.
The Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways (India) Ltd came a distant second, with 13.7% market share, flying 1.63 million passengers during the month, data from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed.
National carrier Air India clocked 12.8% market share, carrying 1.52 million passengers, while SpiceJet, which registered 12.3% market share, carried 1.5 million passengers. Besides, GoAir carried 1.03 million passengers, AirAsia India 648,000, Vistara 471,000 and Jet Lite 182,000.
During May, SpiceJet clocked the highest passenger load factor at 94.8%, meaning nearly 95% of its seats were filled. IndiGo registered a load factor of 91%, while AirAsia India and GoAir registered 89.7% and 89.2%, respectively. Read More