Domestic air traffic logs 20% growth in December 2015
Continuing on the growth trajectory, domestic passenger traffic rose 20.34 per cent in December last year over the same period in 2014 on account of the on-going tourists season, with Indian carriers flying a total of 7.70 million customers during the period.
The domestic carriers had ferried 6.44 million passengers in December 2014.
As per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data, released on Monday, low-cost SpiceJet reported the highest seat occupancy in its aircraft at 92.1 per cent followed by rival IndiGo, which logged 88.5 per cent seat factor during December 2014.
However, IndiGo, continued its leadership in terms of number of passengers flown, transporting a total 2.74 million passengers.
Full service carrier Jet Airways and Air India during this period carried 1.40 million and 1.28 million passengers respectively, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data.
The DGCA attributes the high passenger carriage by the domestic airlines due to the ongoing tourist season in December.
“The passenger load factor in the month of December 2015 has increased compared to previous month primarily due to the ongoing tourist season,” the DGCA said.