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India’s Domestic Air Traffic Increases By 10% In Oct Than Sept: DGCA

Domestic air traffic increased by about 27 per cent to 114.07 lakh in October from 89.85 lakh the previous year, according to the data

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Indian airlines carried 1.14 crore passengers last month, an increase of 10 per cent from the previous month, according to data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday. 

According to the data, domestic air traffic increased by about 27 per cent to 114.07 lakh in October from 89.85 lakh the previous year. It was higher than the previous month's figure of 103.55 lakh.

After the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the industry, which is also suffering from high crude prices, airlines have reported an increase in the number of people flying via aircraft in recent months.

However, IndiGo, India's largest airline, saw its market share fall to 56.7 per cent in October, from 58 per cent the previous month. Vistara's market share fell to 9.2 per cent in October, down from 9.6 per cent in September.

Akasa Air, which began operations in August, had a 1.4 per cent market share last month, up from 0.9 per cent in September. The airline has been gradually adding new routes.

Air India had a 9.1 per cent market share. SpiceJet and Go First held 7.3 per cent and 7 per cent of the market, respectively.

AirAsia India's market share increased to 7.6 per cent in October, while Alliance Air's increased to 1.3 per cent during the same period.

“Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-October 2022 were 988.31 lakh as against 620.96 lakh during the same period the previous year, registering an annual growth of 59.16 per cent and monthly growth of 26.95 per cent,” the DGCA said.

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