Domestic air passenger traffic down 7.6% in July: aviation regulator

Domestic air passenger traffic down 7.6% in July: aviation regulator

The rainy season is usually a lean period for the aviation sector in India.

New Delhi:

More than 97 lakh domestic passengers traveled by air in July, down 7.6% from the 1.05 crore who traveled in June, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday.

A total of 6.69 million people traveled on domestic flights during the period January-July 2022, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its monthly statement.

The rainy season is usually a lean period for the aviation sector in India.

IndiGo – India’s largest carrier – carried 57.11 lakh passengers in July, a 58.8% share of the domestic market, it said.

Vistara carried 10.13 lakh passengers and Air India carried 8.14 lakh passengers in July this year, according to data shared by DGCA.

Go First, SpiceJet, AirAsia India and Alliance Air carried 7.95 lakh, 7.76 lakh, 4.42 lakh and 1.12 lakh passengers respectively in July, according to the data.

SpiceJet’s load factor or load factor was 84.7% in July, the DGCA noted.

The occupancy rate of Vistara, IndiGo, Go First, AirAsia India and Air India was 84.3%, 77.7%, 76.5%, 75.2% and 71.1%, respectively, in July, he added.

Over the past two years, the aviation sector has been significantly affected due to travel restrictions imposed in India and other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DGCA data mentioned that in July this year, AirAsia India had the best on-time performance of 95.5% at four metropolitan airports – Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Vistara and Go First held the second and third positions at these four airports in July with 89% and 84.1% punctuality respectively, the DGCA said.

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