Domestic air passenger traffic up 3.15% in July

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Domestic airlines flew 1.19 crore passengers in July this year registering a 3.15% growth over the 1.15 crore passengers flown during the same period previous year. Data released by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show that IndiGo retained the No.1 position in terms of number of passengers carried with 56.93 lakh, while SpiceJet came second flying 18.48 lakh passengers. GoAir flew 13.26 lakh passengers. AirAsia carried 7.71 lakh passengers in July this year, while Vistara flew 7.15 lakh passengers.

SpiceJet reported the highest Passenger Load Factor (PLF) of 92.4% among the domestic airlines in July followed by Go Air (90.4%), Air Asia (89.5%) IndiGo (89.5%) and Vistara (82.4%).

The passenger load factor shows how many of the total seats on offer by each airline are getting filled.

GoAir reported the best on-time performance (OTP) at 80.5% followed by AirAsia (77.7%) and IndiGo (74.4%) at the four metro airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Air India topped the list of passenger grievances with 2.1 complaints per 10,000 passengers in July, while SpiceJet was on number two position with 0.8 complaints per 10,000 passengers, according to the DGCA data.

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