Air India tops domestic market share

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Air India has topped the domestic market share for the month of October 2012. 

Air India takes second position in domestic market share

The national carrier bagged 20.8% market share, second highest amongst all other domestic carriers. IndiGo takes the highest market share of 27.8% by carrying 12.66 lakh passengers last month.

According to the data revealed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Air India has shown consistent increase in the market share for the last six months. The airline share has risen from 16.2% in May 2012 to 20.8% in October 2012. For the months of June, July, August and September 2012 the market share of Air India was 16.8%, 18.2%, 18.2% and 19.3% respectively.

As compared to October 2011, Air India’s market share has shown considerable improvement rising from 16.6% to 20.8%. Further, during October 2012 the airline carried 9.49 lakh passengers as compared to 8.98 lakh passengers carried in October 2011. The airline’s passenger load factor reached 74.7% in October 2012 from 64.7% in July 2012, while its on-time performance during the last three months ranged between 84% and 87%.

Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh has asked Air India to further improve its passenger load factor and on-time performance while aggressively implementing its various customer friendly initiatives. “Air India had recently taken several customer-friendly measures including launch of customer friendly fare schemes, ensuring maintenance of aircraft schedules coupled with improved utilization of its aircrafts,” stated a PIB release.

In total, Indian domestic carriers carried 45.44 lakh passengers last month, while the month of September touched 40.18 lakh passengers. Below is the break-up of passengers carried and percentage share by each domestic carrier.

Airline

Passenger carried (in lakh)

Percentage share

IndiGo

12.66

27.8%

Air India

9.49

20.8%

SpiceJet

8.69

19.1%

Jet Airways

8.24

18.1%

GoAir

3.47

7.6%

Jet Lite

3.00

6.6%

Kingfisher

Nil

Nil

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