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India's Air Passenger Traffic hikes

India's Air Passenger Traffic hikes
India's Air Passenger Traffic hikes

New Delhi sources stated that data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed on Tuesday India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 18.60% in 2018 on a year on year basis to 13.90 crore. Earlier in December, around 1.27 crore passengers flew by domestic airlines, 12.91% on a month on month basis. The DGCA report said "The passenger load factor in the month of December 2018 has increased compared to previous month primarily due to the ongoing tourist season”.

As per the data, budget carrier SpiecJet recorded the highest passenger load factor during the December at 92.7%, followed by IndiGo at 88.9%. Furthermore in terms of load factor, AirAsia came third with 88.8 per cent and GoAir was fourth with 88.5%.  Reportedly the load factor of the national carrier Air India stood at 81.2% in December.


Moreover the overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of December 2018 was 0.66%.  Hence during December, a total of 803 passenger related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines. It said "The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of December 2018 has been around 0.63”.

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