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Domestic pax traffic doubled this August

While domestic airlines carried about 67 million passengers in August last year, traffic has doubled to over 101 million fliers this August, according to a report released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday. Airlines recorded a 94% increase in passenger traffic in July compared to July 2021. Unlike this July, however, airline capacity was limited last year. Up to August this calendar year, the airlines carried a total of 770.70 lakh passengers as against 460.45 lakh in the corresponding period of the previous year, recording a year-on-year increase of 67%.

But due to the lean season, airline passenger load factors were relatively low, with major carriers seeing load ranging from 84% to 65.5%. The Tata Group-owned carriers performed best in on-time performance for the month of August, with Air Asia (93%), Vistara (91%) and Air India (88%) taking the top three positions, measured against the top four. Indian metro airports viz. In July, Air India held the fourth spot after GoFirst, while AirAsia and Vistara were ranked first and second. The overall flight cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for August was 0.84%, with more than 56% of the main reason for cancellations being business reasons. The two main subjects of passenger complaints were flight problems and refund problems.



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