The international budget arm of the national carrier Air India, Air India Express, reported that half of its international flights logged a record 100% occupancy on 31 May. Significantly, all these flights were operated from different overseas destinations into India, it said in a statement.
The airline, in another historic feat, achieved a load factor of 99% on six days of the last month, it said. On 31 May, all seats on all Air India Express flights into India were sold and not a single seat was vacant, it said.
Air India Express operated a total of 103 flights, including 90 international ones on 31 May. Of these, 45 flights were from India and the rest 45 into India from various destinations. These 45 incoming flights logged 100% load factor, which is a record of sorts, it said.
All seats on all Air India Express flights into India were sold and not a single seat was vacant.
Air India Express mainly flies to Gulf countries, which have a large Indian expatriate population, besides flying to some South-East Asian countries.
“The airline’s overall performance in May was commendable as it scored a double hat trick with 99% load factor on six days of May,” the statement added.
The Kochi-headquartered budget carrier is the market leader in the India-Gulf sector. With a fleet of 25 Boeing 737 800 NG aircraft, it flies to 13 international and 20 domestic destinations.