Domestic flights have seen a surge in the numbers of passengers close to the pre-covid.
- Air traffic has recovered nearly as they were before the pandemic.
- Indian Carriers flew around 1.20 crore passengers in May.
- IndiGo is leading the charge with the most passengers carried.
- Domestic flights fare has also increased with the increase in demand.
The number of domestic passengers has seen a strong recovery year on year. After 3 years, domestic flights have finally recovered to point that their numbers are around the same as before covid19.
This growth has been a nearly 5-fold year-on-year increase in passengers to this point where it is the same as pre-covid.
Data shows that Indian carriers flew around 1.20 crore passengers in May.
IndiGo was leading the charge with 70 lakh passengers, which is around 58% market share. Second place was Mumbai-based carrier Go First with the number of passengers at 12.8 lakh, which is around 11% market share.
Tata Group-Owned full-service carriers – Air India and Vistara are also not far behind with 8.2 lakh and 9.8 respectively. AirAsia carried around 7 lakh people.
In May, Budget carrier SpiceJet delivered the most load factor at 89.15% and in second place on load factor was Go First at 86.5%.
The load factor is the measure which it shows how many of the seats available were used. It shows the average of the seats filled in the aircraft.
According to the data, this April showed a growth of around 59% year-on-year to 84 million in FY22. This is also still lower than the pre-pandemic level but it is only 5% lower which is very good for Indian Airlines.
The Four airports showed the most growth in terms of domestic airlines – Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
International flights have also seen an increase in numbers as the pent-up travel plans are finally happening for the consumers.
Due to the increase in demand, the fare of the domestic flights has also seen a little bit of increase, especially during the holiday season. The most considerable surge of people is going to Srinagar, Himachal, Leh Ladakh, and Andaman.
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