Domestic air traffic soars 26% in July

Domestic air traffic soars 26% in July

Domestic air traffic soars 26% in July

 The number of domestic fliers are soaring month-after-month, with July registering 26% growth in numbers, compared with the same period, last year.

This is the 24th consecutive month that the domestic traffic has registered double-digit growth. Lower fares are cited to be one of the reasons for the growth in numbers.

Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July 2016, were 560.87 lakh, against 455.95 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, registering a growth of 23.01%.

In July this year, airlines carried 85.08 lakh fliers, against 67.62 lakh in July 2015, which is a growth of 25.82%.

IndiGo, the market leader, saw its market share rise to 39.8% in July, against 37.9% in June.

The market share of its rivals are Jet Airways (16.3%), Air India (14.8%), SpiceJet (11.7%), GoAir (8.4%), Vistara (2.6%) and AirAsia India (2.2%).

“Indian aviation continues to soar. July passenger growth reaches a record breaking 25%,” Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in a tweet.

SpiceJet was top in seat occupancy at 92% in July, while that of IndiGo is 83.6%, GoAir (90.3%) and Air Asia (85.7%). Jet Airways and Vistara had a seat occupancy of 83.8%, and 75.2%, respectively.

Air India registered a lower load factor of 80.3% in July, compared with 82% in June.

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