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Passenger traffic up 26% in July

During June, passenger traffic increased by 20.81 percent to 79.75 lakh from 66.01 lakh in the corresponding month last year

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Publish Date: Aug 20 2016 11:48AM | Updated Date: Aug 20 2016 11:48AM

Passenger traffic up 26% in July

 Domestic air passenger traffic rose 25.82 per cent during July to 85.08 lakh, SpiceJet leading the flock with over 90 percent capacity utilisation, an official data has said.

 
Domestic passenger traffic last year stood at 67.62 lakh.
 
Data furnished by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also showed that the passenger traffic during January-July period grew by 23 percent.
 
"Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July 2016 were 560.87 lakh as against 455.95 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 23.01 per cent," the DGCA said in its statistical analysis for July.
 
During June, passenger traffic increased by 20.81 per cent to 79.75 lakh from 66.01 lakh in the corresponding month last year.
 
The data showed that Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) SpiceJet had highest passenger load factor (PLF) during the month under review at more than 90 percent. 
 
"SpiceJet has registered more than 90 per cent PLF for 15 consecutive months; the highest in each month in Indian skies," the budget passenger carrier said in a statement.
 
The LCC was followed by budget passenger carriers -- AirAsia India (90.2) and GoAir (84.6).
 
The data on the on-time performance showed that Vistara led the industry with 80.3 per cent punctuality rate at four major airports of Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
 
It was followed by SpiceJet (79.2), IndiGo (76.8), Jet Airways and JetLite (73.2) and Air India (71.1) domestic operations being on schedule.