Last Updated: July 20 2021 

Demand for air travel recovered during the month of June after falling to 30,000 daily passengers during the month of May due to a devastating second wave of COVID infection that saw infection numbers rising to over 400,000 per day.

Nearly 31.13 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in June, 47 percent higher than the 21.15 lakh who travelled in May. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 57.25 lakh people had travelled within the country by air in April.

While IndiGo carried 17.02 lakh passengers in June, a 54.7 per cent share of the domestic market, SpiceJet flew 2.81 lakh passengers, accounting for a nine per cent share of the market, according to the data shared by the DGCA. Air India, GO FIRST (previously known as GoAir), Vistara and AirAsia India carried 5.14 lakh, 2.58 lakh, 2.25 lakh and 1.07 lakh passengers, respectively in June, the data showed.

The occupancy rate or the load factor of the six major Indian airlines was between 54.4 per cent and 71 per cent in June, it stated. The occupancy rate at SpiceJet was 71 per cent in June, the DGCA noted. The occupancy rates for IndiGo, Vistara, GO FIRST, Air India and AirAsia India were 62.7 per cent, 60 per cent, 70.9 per cent, 58.4 per cent and 54.4 per cent, respectively, it added.

The DGCA data mentioned that in June, IndiGo had the best on-time performance of 98.5 per cent at four metro airports — Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. AirAsia India and SpiceJet were at the second and third positions at these four airports in June with 98.2 per cent and 96.7 per cent on-time performance respectively, the DGCA said.

Source : DGCA

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