India’s domestic air passenger traffic surges 16% in Feb
The Dollar Business Bureau
Air passenger traffic of domestic carriers increased around 16% to 86.55 lakh in the month of February compared to the same period in the previous year, according to the data by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
India’s domestic carriers together flew overall 86.55 lakh passengers in the month of February 2017 against the 74.76 lakh passengers in the same month of the previous year, witnessing a growth of 15.77%, the data said.
Significantly, in the month of January, the air passenger traffic had increased 25.13% to 95.79 lakh.
As per the data, low cost carrier IndiGo carried the maximum number of fliers in the given month at 34.19 lakh, whereas its rival SpiceJet remain to be the highest seat factor across the flights.
In February, the load factor of SpiceJet was at 93.7% in the said month, as per the DGCA data.
In addition, SpiceJet delivered the best on-time performance (OTP) from the major four metro airports at 81.1% in the month of February 2017, the data said.