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    Domestic passenger traffic grows 20.82% in July

    Domestic passenger traffic grows 20.82% in July
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    Continuing to register double-digit growth, domestic airlines carried 115.57 lakh passengers in July which is nearly 21 percent higher compared to year-ago period, according to official data.

    Continuing to register double-digit growth, domestic airlines carried 115.57 lakh passengers in July which is nearly 21 percent higher compared to year-ago period, according to official data. Budget carrier IndiGo continued to be the largest player with a market share of 42.1 percent while that of national carrier Air India stood at 12.4 percent in July.
    Latest figures compiled by aviation regulator DGCA showed that there was an increase of 20.82 percent in the number of passengers flown by local carriers last month.
    In July this year, airlines carried 115.57 lakh passengers as against 95.65 lakh people in the year-ago period.
    Last month, the market share of SpiceJet and GoAir stood at 12.3 per cent and 8.9 percent, respectively. Jet Airways garnered a market share of 13.6 per cent in July.
    "Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July 2018 were 800.40 lakh as against 657.21 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 21.79 per cent," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.
    India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and has been registering double-digit growth for more than three years.
    As per the data for July, as many as 2,001 passengers were denied boarding while 14,045 people were affected by cancellations. Besides, delays of flights impacted 1,35,481 passengers.
    In terms of On-Time Performance (OTP), IndiGo topped the list with a figure of 85.5 per cent followed by SpiceJet (80.6 per cent).
    SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor of 93.8 per cent.
    The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines in July was 1.49 per cent, with Zoom Air cancelling all its flights during the month. Air Odisha and Air Deccan also cancelled a large number of flights.
    "During July 2018, a total of 714 passenger related complaints had been received by the scheduled domestic airlines. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of July 2018 has been around 0.62," the regulator said.
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