The Indian Domestic Air Passenger traffic in June rose up to 47.18% compared to May: DGCA
The passenger load in June 2021 stood at 31.13 lakh. This is marking a 56.9% growth as compared to the same period in the past year, the civil aviation sector regulator- DGCA updated.
Air traffic in June
Domestic air passenger traffic surged by 47.18% in June as compared to May, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on July 19.
The total passenger load in June stood at 31.13 lakh.
Whereas, the number of passengers carried by domestic airlines in May was stated to be 19.84 lakh.
Ease of restrictions
The passenger traffic in June 2021 also marked a 56.9 percent growth as compared to the same month in the past year, the aviation sector regulator said.
Notably, the flight restrictions have been relatively eased as compared to June last year. Last year, complete lockdowns were imposed by several states to curb the pace of COVID-19 transmission.
The passenger traffic growth
The air passenger traffic, after steadily recovering since late 2020, had dipped again between March and May due to the onset of COVID-19 second wave.
In June, the numbers improved due to the decline in infection rate and the subsequent easing of curbs.
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Passenger Load Factor
The highest passenger load factor, which measures the capacity utilisation of the flights, was recorded last month. The data shown is at-
- SpiceJet at 71 percent.
- Go Air recorded a passenger load factor of 70.9 percent.
- Star Air recording 65.9 percent.
- Air India 58.4 percent.
The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of June 2021 has been 2.90 percent, the DGCA said.
The Six Month data
Sharing data for a six-month period, the regulator DGCA, said- 343.37 lakh passengers were carried by domestic airlines during January to June 2021. This is against 351.78 lakh passengers carried during the corresponding period of previous year.
Market share for the airlines
In terms of market share:
- IndiGo continued to maintain its lead.
- The no-frills carrier- Spicejet carried 17.02 lakh passengers.
- Accounting for 54.7 percent of the total domestic air passenger traffic for the month.
- Air India was a distant second, with 5.14 lakh passengers and 16.5 percent market share.
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