Domestic air passenger traffic rises by 3% in May after April dip: DGCA

According to statistics released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), domestic air passenger traffic increased by 2.96 per cent in May as compared to last year, after a significant slump in April, owing to Jet Airways ceasing its operations. In April, domestic air passenger traffic dropped by 4.5 per cent over the same period last year. The domestic air traffic in May this year recorded 12.20 million passengers as compared to 11.85 million passengers in the same month last year, which translated into an increase of 2.96 per cent. IndiGo led with 49 per cent share of the domestic passenger market in May, followed by SpiceJet recording 14.8 per cent market share. The market share of Air India, GoAir, AirAsia and Vistara were 13.5 per cent, 11.1 per cent, 6.3 per cent and 4.7 per cent, respectively.