Around 1.08 crore domestic passengers traveled by air in April, approximately 2 per cent more than 1.06 crore who flew in March, Indian aviation regulator DGCA stated on Friday. The passenger load factors were above 78 per cent for all major Indian private carriers in April, the DGCA stated in its monthly statement.
The load factors of SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara, Go First, Air India and AirAsia India were 85.9 per cent, 78.7 per cent, 82.9 per cent, 80.3 per cent, 79.5 per cent and 79.6 per cent, respectively, in April 2022, it mentioned. This comes as a great relief as in the past two years, the aviation sector has been drastically impacted due to the travel restrictions imposed in India and other countries due to the pandemic.
IndiGo carried 64.11 lakh passengers in April, a 58.9 per cent share of the domestic market, the DGCA said. Go First was in the number two position as it carried 11.09 lakh passengers in April, the aviation regulator mentioned. SpiceJet flew 10.01 lakh passengers and Air India flew 8.26 lakh passengers in April, according to the data shared by the DGCA. Vistara and IndiGo were at the second and third positions at the aforementioned four airports in April with 90.9 percent and 90.1 percent on-time performance respectively, the DGCA said.