Domestic air passenger traffic up 15% in March

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India’s domestic air passenger traffic rose by 14.91 per cent during last month to 90.45 lakh, official data showed on Thursday.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-March 2017 were 272.79 lakh as against 230.03 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 18.59 per cent,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its statistical analysis.

According to the previous data furnished by DGCA, domestic air passenger traffic had increased by 15.77 per cent during February to 86.55 lakh from 74.76 lakh during the corresponding month last year.

The data showed that low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet had the highest passenger load factor (PLF) during the month under review at 91.4 per cent.

In terms of PLF, SpiceJet was followed by budget passenger carriers AirAsia India at 87.8 per cent and GoAir at 84.8 per cent.

–IANS

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