Domestic Airlines Performance August 2022: Air Passengers Grew 4 Percent to 1.01 Crore

According to the data released by the Aviation Regulator, DGCA, IndiGo leads the Market share among Domestic Airlines, SpiceJet tops Passenger Load Factor, and AirAsia India tops the On-Time Performance charts for August 2022.

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Domestic Airlines Performance August 2022: Air Passengers Grew 4 Percent to 1.01 Crore

The Aviation Regulator, DGCA, released the Domestic Airlines Performance Report for August 2022 on Friday. According to the data released by the Regulator, passengers carried by domestic airlines in August crossed the one crore mark with 101.16 lakh passengers, which is slightly greater than July's 97.05 lakh.

Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2022 were 770.70 lakhs as against 460.45 lakhs during the corresponding period of the previous year thereby, registering an annual growth of 67.38 % and monthly growth of 50.96 per cent.

August witnessed a slightly higher number of passengers than July, which may be due to a few long weekends accompanied by freedom to travel offers from almost every airline.

Market Share of Domestic Airlines in July and August 2022:

Sl.NoAirlineJuly 2022August 2022July 2022August 2022Position
Pax Carried (in Lakhs)Market Share
1Alliance Air1.
2Air Asia4.425.884.605.806
3Air India8.148.618.408.504
4Go First7.958.708.208.603
8Fly Big0.
9Star Air0.

IndiGo, India’s leading carrier and the fastest growing low-cost carrier in the world, has a market share of 57.70 per cent, followed by Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, with 9.70 per cent market share, and at the third position is Go First, India's Ultra-low-cost carrier, with 8.60 per cent market share for August 2022.

Also Read: Domestic Airlines Performance July 2022: IndiGo leads Market Share, followed by Vistara; Air Asia Tops On-Time Performance 

Passenger Load Factor: SpiceJet Leads

In the passenger load factor parameter, SpiceJet tops in August 2022 with a Passenger Load Factor percentage of 84.6, followed by Vistara and Go First with a percent of 84.4 and 81.6, respectively.

On-Time Performance: Air Asia Leads

In the On-Time Performance (OTP) of domestic airlines, computed for metro airports viz. Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, Air Asia India tops with a percentage of 93.3, followed by Vistara with a 91.4 percent and Air India with 87.9 per cent. The TATA group of airlines bagged the top three spots this time in August. AirAsia India continued to top the On-Time Performance charts for the fifth consecutive month, and the company attributed this performance to a customer-centric data-driven approach.

Prime Sector for Domestic Airlines :

DEL (Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi) - IXL (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh)

Delhi - Leh remained the prime sector where domestic airlines could sell a number of seats in the highest fare bracket, followed by Mumbai - Hyderabad.

With the demand for travel going high as days pass by, we expect the numbers to be better in the days to come.

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