1 min read.Updated: 16 Jun 2020, 05:41 PM ISTRhik Kundu
IndiGo, which had 50.6% market share in May, registered a 52.6% load factor during the month
SpiceJet Limited registered a 57.2% load factor during May, while it's market share stood at 17.1%
NEW DELHI: Indian airlines, which resumed domestic services from 25 May, struggled to fill up seats in their aircraft during the last seven days of the month, according to the data released by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Market leader IndiGo, which had 50.6% market share in May, registered a 52.6% load factor during the month. This means, the airline was able to fill only about one of every two seats it offered to passengers. Load factor, also known as passenger load factor, is an airline industry metric that measures how much of an airline’s passenger carrying capacity is used.
Domestic air passenger traffic declined by 43.39% year-on-year during the January to May period, as compared to the same period of last year, due to the covid-19 induced lockdown.
Domestic airlines carried 33.2 million passenger during January-May against 58.6 million during the corresponding period of previous year, DGCA said in a statement.
According to the data, Air India carried 49,000 passengers during May, while IndiGo carried 142,000 passengers. SpiceJet carried 48,000 passengers during the month while AirAsia India and Vistara carried 22,000 passengers and 18,000 passengers respectively in the month.
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