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Domestic air passenger traffic rises 21% in July: DGCA Report

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Domestic air passenger traffic rises 21% in July: DGCA Report
Source: businessworld.in

According to the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), domestic airlines carried 11.6 million passengers in July, up 21% compared with the same month last year.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July 2018 were 800.40 lakhs as against 657.21 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 21.79 per cent,” the DGCA said in its monthly domestic traffic report.

All major scheduled carriers witnessed a jump in passenger traffic during the month.

The country’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo increased its monthly passenger count by 31.7% year-on-year to 4.86 million.

Jet Airways, the second largest airline by market share, reported 0.5% y-o-y growth with 1.74 million tourists booking its flights.

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Air India on the other hand recorded a 10.7% growth in air traffic, carrying 1.43 million passengers.

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor (PLF) at 93.8 per cent, with 1.42 million passengers during July.

Besides, the overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for July 2018 stood at 1.49 per cent. In addition, the data disclosed that a total of 714 passenger-related complaints were received last month.

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