India's domestic air passenger traffic in June 2018 rose 18.36 percent to 113.25 lakhs in June last year. During the January-June period, the domestic airlines carried 684 lakhs passengers, up 22 percent from the same period, in the previous year, according to the data released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The data disclosed that low-cost carrier SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor (PLF), a measure of capacity utilisation of the airline, at 94.8 percent during June. SpiceJet was followed by Go Air with a PLF of 88.3 percent, IndiGo at 88.3 percent.
Regarding punctuality, IndiGo led the industry with 84.1 percent punctuality rate (on-time performance) at the four major airports of Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai during June. SpiceJet followed indigo with a punctuality rate of 81.2 percent, Jet Airways (including JetLite) at 78.8 percent.
The overall cancellation rate for all scheduled domestic airlines for June stood at 0.97 percent with IndiGo again leading the pack with a cancellation rate of 0.2 percent followed by Air Asia at 0.31 percent cancellation rate. Bad weather caused 28 percent of these cancellations during the month, followed by technical faults, which produced as much as cancellations.
During the month of June, In all 677 complaints were lodged against all scheduled domestic airlines which translates into 0.6 complaints per 10,000 passengers carried during the month.
IndiGo recorded the highest market share during the month. 41.3 percent of the domestic passengers during June preferred travelling with IndiGo. It is followed by Jet Airways, with a market share of 15 percent (including the market share of Jet Lite) and Air India with a market share of 12.5 percent.
First Published: IST