Domestic travel increased with a growth of 4% in August

Domestic travel has increased leading to a higher number of passengers on board, growth of 4% can be seen in the last month in the aviation sector.

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During the pandemic, the entire tourism industry and the aviation sector suffered tremendous losses due to unfortunate circumstances. Since the start of 2022, the world is trying to go back to a new normal and since then the domestic aviation sector has been rewarded back with a growth of 4% last month. Domestic traveller numbers surpassed one billion, rising to 1.01 billion from 97.06 lakh in July. The expansion demonstrates the aviation industry’s post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery trend.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2022 were 770.70 lakh as against 460.45 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year thereby registering an annual growth of 67.38 per cent and monthly growth of 50.96 per cent,” the DGCA said on Friday.

In a similar context, the DGCA has announced that Indigo remains the country’s largest airline with a market share of 57.7% which was followed by Vistara which has a market share of 9.7%. Although both the airlines had faced an unprecedented decline in the market share since the last month. Akasa Air which started operations on 7th August has also acquired a market share of 0.2%.

Going to specifics Spicejet has the highest passenger load factor and Air Asia was on the top in terms of On-Time Performance. Further more information from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Go First’s market share increased from 8.2% in July to 8.6% in August. In the same time frame, Air India’s share slightly grew from 8.4% to 8.5%.

Speaking of On-Time Performance  Air Asia has topped followed by Vistara. Four metro airports — Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai — have their scheduled domestic airline on-time performance calculated as well.