According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the number of domestic air passengers in August this year was 28.32 lakh. It has been 76 percent less than in August 2019. Civil aviation sector regulator DGCA said on Wednesday that IndiGo passengers with a market share of 59.4 per cent were 16.82 lakh, while SpiceJet with 13.8 per cent share flew 3.91 lakh passengers.
After this, the number of passengers of Air India, AirAsia India, Vistaar and GoAir were 2.78 lakh, 1.92 lakh, 1.42 lakh and 1.33 lakh respectively. Last month, DGCA released data on domestic air travel of 21.07 lakh passengers in July. DGCA said on Wednesday that the rate of filling of seats for five of the six major airlines in August was 58 to 69 percent. At the same time, the rate of filling of seats of SpiceJet was 76 percent.
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DGCA said, "After the lockdown opens in August, the rate of filling of seats by airlines has improved." Similarly, the rate of filling of seats of Vistaar, IndiGo, AirAsia India, GoAir and Air India was 68.3 percent, respectively. 65.6 percent, 64.4 percent, 61 percent and 58.6 percent.
IndiGo outperformed in August when it took time to fly at major airports like Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. 98.5 percent of the company's flights operated on schedule. At the same time, AirAsia India and Vistaar were second and third respectively in this case by operating 97.6 percent and 95.9 percent flights on time.
The lockdown was done from March 24 to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 in the country. Due to this, there was a ban on the operation of domestic and international flights in the country. Domestic flights were resumed from May 25 after nearly two months. At the same time, international flights are also operating under special agreements and Vanda Bharat Mission.
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