India’s domestic air traffic grows 18% in May

Domestic Airlines

As per a Business Standard report, air traffic in India rose 18.35 per cent in May on a year-on-year basis, and IndiGo retained its No. 1 position amongst domestic airlines growing its market share to 38.9 per cent.

In May, domestic airlines flew 7.1 million passengers as against six million in the same month last year. May is the peak season for leisure travel and all airlines reported growth in occupancy over the previous month.

SpiceJet reported the highest load factor of 93.1 per cent followed by IndiGo (91.9 per cent) and GoAir (89 per cent). Vistara’s loads too improved from 67 per cent in April to 71 per cent in May.

Vistara topped the list for on-time performance with 98.5 per cent punctuality record followed by AirAsia, Jet and IndiGo all of which reported punctuality between 80-86 per cent. Vistara and AirAsia also reported zero cancellations in the month.

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