There has been a continual growth in air traffic since India abolished its restriction on international airline operations.
The Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), said that 1.06 crore domestic passengers flew in March, up 38 percent from 76.96 lakh in February.
The passenger load factors (occupancy rates) for all Indian private airlines were above 80% in March, according to the DGCA’s monthly statement. After a two-year delay due to Covid-19, India resumed regular international passenger flight operations on March 27.
According to the DGCA, India’s largest airline carried 58.61 lakh passengers in March, accounting for 54.8 percent of the domestic market. IndiGo had the best on-time record of 93.9 percent in March, according to DGCA data, across four metro airports: Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
“The DGCA report is a testament to the IndiGo team’s dedication to keeping true to its promise of on-time performance,” an IndiGo spokeswoman said in a statement.
“IndiGo had the best on-time performance in March 2022, with a 93.9 percent on-time rate. With the restart of international operations, we will continue to give our clients with a cost-effective, on-time, safe, and hassle-free travel experience onboard our lean, clean flying machines “Added the spokesperson.
Go First was ranked second, with 10.44 lakh passengers carried in March and a 93 percent on-time performance at four metro airports: Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
According to data provided by the DGCA, SpiceJet carried 10.21 lakh passengers in March.
Air India is the country’s largest international carrier. However, the airline’s domestic figures aren’t looking so hot, with 9.36 lakh passengers flown in March. These figures are projected to rise once the Tata Group assumes control.
According to DGCA data, Vistara, India’s full carrier, flew 8.9 lakh passengers with a 91.9 percent on-time performance.
According to the figures, AirAsia India carried 6.98 lakh passengers in March.
Alliance Air, the last government airline focused on the UDAN network, transported 1.45 lakh passengers.
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