The total number of passengers carried by the airlines on the domestic routes increased by 23.18% y-o-y to 813.70 lakh in October on the back of increased capacity and shifting preference of urban masses to wards air travel.
Indigo Airlines – India’s biggest low cost carrier – flew 36.93 passengers during the month followed by Jet Airways with 12.73 lakh passengers flow and state run Air India having flown 11.25 passengers. In terms of passenger load factor (PLF) Ajay Singh led low cost airline – Spice Jet – reported a 91.9% occupancy rate in it flights and it is closely followed by Indigo Airline with 84.9% occupancy rate during the month.
Mumbai based no frill carrier GO Air came third with a 84.4% occupancy during the festive month.
On the other hand Indigo continued with its leadership position with 42.6% market share on increased capacity as the company has started to receive the new A320 Neo aircraft from Airsus. Mumbai based full service carrier Jet airways had 14.7% market share while the same for Air India stood at 13% and Spice Jet has 12.9% market share.
Both Air Asia and Vistara had 2.7% market share during the month.