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SpiceJet India’s most-delayed airline in May: DGCA report

A DGCA report has shown that in the month of May only 61% of SpiceJet’s flights departed on time from India’s four biggest airports, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. This has fallen from the figure of 70% which was reported in April. SpiceJet reportedly operates about 250 flights in a day, Bloomberg reported.

India’s second-largest carrier Air India slid from being second in punctuality to fifth, with almost twice as many flight delays in May as compared to April. In all of this, Akasa Air was the most on-time. However, its performance has shown a drop. Akasa Air’s 93% flights departed on time. India’s largest carrier IndiGo saw 90% of its flights depart on time in May. Vistara stood fourth with 89.5% of its flights departing on time, while only 85% of Air Asia’s flights were punctual.

While India is witnessing flights getting delayed, here is a figure to draw comparison with delays in countries like the US and the USK. In India around 15% of flight departures were delayed from January to June 20, while 30% of flights in the UK and 20% in the US were delayed, Bloomberg reported citing data obtained from FlightAware.

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