India's domestic air traffic log 20% growth in December last year, SpiceJet leads pack

New Delhi: Continuing on the growth trajectory, domestic passenger traffic increased by 20.34 percent in December last year over the same period in 2014 on account of the on-going tourists season, with Indian carriers flying a total of 7.70 million customers during the period.

Growing domestic passenger traffic. Reuters

Growing domestic passenger traffic. Reuters

The domestic carriers had ferried 6.44 million passengers in December 2014.

As per the DGCA data, released today, low-cost SpiceJet reported the highest seat occupancy in its aircraft at 92.1
percent followed by rival IndiGo, which logged 88.5 percent seat factor during December 2015.

However, IndiGo, continued its leadership in terms of number of passengers flown, transporting a total 2.74 million
passengers.

Full service carrier Jet Airways and Air India during this period carried 1.40 million and 1.28 million passengers
respectively, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data.

The DGCA attributes the high passenger carriage by the domestic airlines due to the ongoing tourist season in
December.

"The passenger load factor in the month of December 2015 has increased compared to previous month primarily due to the ongoing tourist season," the DGCA said.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 18, 2016 19:16 PM

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