dgca: India’s domestic air traffic up 10% sequentially in October: DGCA data

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Indian airlines last month carried 1.14 crore passengers, up 10 percent on a sequential basis, data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday showed.

Domestic air traffic rose about 27 percent to 114.07 lakh in October from 89.85 lakh a year earlier, the data showed. It was higher than 103.55 lakh in September.

Airlines in recent months have reported an increased number of people flown via aircraft after the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the industry, which hover is also suffering from elevated crude prices.

However, India’s largest airline IndiGo’s market share slipped to 56.7 percent in October from 58 percent in the previous month. Tata-owned Vistara’s market share also fell to 9.2 percent in October from 9.6 percent in September.
Akasa Air, which commenced operations in August, had a market share of 1.4 percent last month, up from 0.9 per cent in September. The airline has been adding new routes in a phased manner.

Air India’s market share stood at 9.1 percent. SpiceJet and Go First had 7.3 percent and 7 percent market share, respectively.

AirAsia India’s market share rose to 7.6 percent in October, while that of Alliance Air marginally increased to 1.3 per cent during the same period.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-October 2022 were 988.31 lakh as against 620.96 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering an annual growth of 59.16 per cent and monthly growth of 26.95 per cent,” DGCA said.

(with inputs from PTI)



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