The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its report stated that the domestic airlines in the country registered a growth of 26.05% in passengers flown during April compared to the previous year.
The Indian carriers carried around 11.5 million passengers during the month of April 2018, up by 9.1 million in April 2017.
During January-April 2018, the total number of passengers carried was reported at 453.03 lakhs as against 364.13 lakhs during the corresponding previous year of 2017, registering a growth of 24.41 percent year-on-year basis.
The passenger load factor during April 2018 has shown an increasing trend compared to the previous month of March mainly due to the beginning of tourist season. March is the month wherein exams will be conducted by various secondary schools and colleges across the country and hence we can witness less passenger load.
Most of the carriers flew with more than 80% of the capacity. SpiceJet continued to maintain top position with 95.5% of load factor. IndiGo occupied second place with 91.9% capacity and GoAir was at third position with 89.5% of seats full.
With respect to operating flights on time, IndiGo ranked first by operating at 86.6% of its flights on time closely followed by SpiceJet and GoAir both with 86.1% of its flight on time. Air India stood last in terms of operating flights on time during the month of April and stood at 76.4%.
IndiGo remained the market leader in terms of passenger carriage by flying 39.8% of the total passengers during April 2018.
Jet Airways succeeded IndiGo in terms of market share, by operating 16.2% of passengers during the month of April. Air India occupied third place accounting for 13.3% of passengers flown during the month.