Domestic air traffic rises by 10% in October: DGCA

DGCA showed that domestic air traffic jumped by nearly 27 percent to 114.07 lakh last month as compared to the year-ago period when it was 89.85 lakh

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Domestic air traffic rises by 10% in October: DGCA

New Delhi: Indian airlines carried 1.14 crore passengers in October which is 10 percent higher than the number of people who have flown in September. Data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday showed that domestic air traffic jumped by nearly 27 percent to 114.07 lakh last month compared to the year-ago period when it was 89.85 lakh. In September, the air traffic number stood at 103.55 lakh. Air traffic has been picking up in recent months after the airline industry was significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-October 2022 were 988.31 lakh as against 620.96 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering an annual growth of 59.16 percent and monthly growth of 26.95 percent,” DGCA said.

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Performance of airlines in the Indian market

“The country’s largest airline IndiGo’s market share declined to 56.7 percent in October compared to the previous month when it stood at 58 percent. The market share of Vistara also fell to 9.2 percent last month from 9.6 percent in September, as per the data. Akasa Air, which started operations in August, had a market share of 1.4 percent in October compared to 0.9 percent in September. In October, Air India’s market share stood at 9.1 percent while that of SpiceJet and Go First was at 7.3 percent and 7 percent respectively. AirAsia India’s market share rose to 7.6 percent in October and that of Alliance Air marginally increased to 1.3 percent during the same period,” DGCA’s data reported.

(With PTI inputs)

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