Indian budget airline SpiceJet has topped the OTP (On-time performance) charts for the fifth successive month in a row and stands tall as India’s most punctual airline. The airline also topped the PLF (Passenger load factor) metrics for the industry at 93.7% and it has also garnered over 90% PLF for the 23rd month-in-a-row. As per the statistics released by DGCA, the carrier is continuing its dominance in the aviation space in the month of February 2017.
On this achievement Ajay Singh, CMD of SpiceJet said, “It has been our endeavour to provide our customers with a memorable flying experience and getting them to their destination on-time, every time. I am very proud of the fact that we have been the most punctual airline in the country for the fifth consecutive month.”
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SpiceJet, which operates on an average 343 daily flights, carried almost 11.32 lakh passengers during February 2017. And during February 2017 SpiceJet registered the highest OTP of 81.1% much ahead of all its peers. The carrier also topped OTPs for the individual metros of Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai with 91.8%, 80.6% and 75.2% respectively. The airline also registered a low cancellation rate of only 0.39%.
SpiceJet has been soaring in terms of attracting business with its standout discount offers that other budget airlines and even premium ones have been forced to match in order to stay relevant in the market. The airline was sold last year to Ajay Singh by the Maran brothers and it has since then been making waves its standout experience in a very competitive Indian aviation sector that has seen the likes of Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher airlines fail leaving behind a debt of Rs 9000 cr that has created a controversy spanning the political and banking spheres that reuses to die down.