India’s domestic air traffic rose 67% in H1 2022


Aviation traffic in India is growing continuously, with DGCA data showing that passengers carried by domestic airlines grew 66.73 per cent from 34.33 million in January to June 2021 to 57.25 million in the same period this year.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data show a monthly growth in domestic air traffic of 237.65 per cent. The DGCA is India’s aviation regulator.

The passenger load factor (PLF) or occupancy rates for IndiGo was 78.6 per cent, 84.1 per cent for SpiceJet, 83.8 per cent for Vistara, 75.4 per cent for Air India, 75.8 per cent for Air Asia, 78.7 per cent for Go First, 66.9 per cent for Alliance Air, 54.2 per cent for Fly Big, and 81.8 per cent for Star Air in June.

The DGCA’s June report said that the cancellation rate of the scheduled domestic airlines for the month was 0.59 per cent.

IndiGo had the largest market share in the April-June period at 56.3 per cent, followed by Go First at 10.4 per cent, SpiceJet at 9.7 per cent, Vistara at A8.9 per cent, and Air India at 7.5 per cent.

As per data, a total of 570 complaints were received by the domestic airlines in June. “The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of June 2022 has been around 0.54,” the report added. The highest number of complaints was received by Alliance Air, and the least by Vistara.