New Delhi, May 21: Aviation market leader IndiGo took massive month-on-month lead over its rivals especially Tata group in April 2022 flying 64.11 lakh passengers and controlling nearly 59% market share in domestic market. Official data showed that the top low-cost airline carried 58.61 lakh pasengers in March this year and controlled a market share of 54.8%. All three Tata group carriers Air India, Air Asia India and Vistara carried fewer passengers in April as against March, data released by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed. The three carriers together flew 23.22 lakh passengers in April 2022 as compared to 25.90 lakh in the month of March this year across their domestic network. The combined market share of Tata group carriers in April was 21.3 per cent as against 24.2 per cent in March this year.
Tata group took over Air India in January-end after it emerged successful bidder. To acquire the state-run carrier in October, 2021. An aviation veteran said it will be pre-mature to judge Tata group’s performance so early. As they are still putting Air India’s house in order. “Air India has to add more capacity to take on rivals.
They have only recently appointed a new CEO and. Therefore it will take some time to bring visible change in operations and financial performance”. He said wishing not to be named. Among other leading carriers. SpiceJet had a market share of 9.2 per cent in April. While GoFirst had a share of 10.2 per cent during this period. In March, SpiceJet and GoFirst had a market share of 9.5% and 9.8% respectively. Domestic airlines (excluding Alliance Air) together carried 356.80 lakh passengers. During January-April 2022. As against 291.08 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering annual growth of 22.58 per cent.