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Thursday, 21 February, 2019, 12 : 00 PM [IST]

India’s domestic air traffic rises 9.1% in January

Domestic air passenger traffic in India rose 9.1 per cent in January, with the country's airlines carrying 125.08 lakh passengers during the month, according to data released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Domestic air passenger traffic in January last year was 114.65 lakh. However, the passenger load factor in the month of Jan 2019 has shown decreasing trend compared to previous month due to the end of tourist season.

In January, the market share of no-frills airline IndiGo fell to 42.5 per cent and that of national carrier Air India dropped to 12.2 per cent, showed the latest data by the aviation regulator. In December last year, IndiGo's market share was 43.2 per cent while Air India's market share was 12.4 per cent.

In December last year, these five airlines had market share of 12.3 per cent, 12.2 per cent, 8.8 per cent, 5.3 per cent and 3.8 per cent, respectively.

Last month, a total of 917 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for January, 2019 has been around 0.73, the DGCA data showed.

As many as 3,156 passengers were denied boarding and 37,819 fliers were impacted by flight cancellations in January. Further, 2,64,724 people were affected by flight delays last month.
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