We bring you the “Domestic Airlines Report Card for India” for the month of April, 2016. We take a look at the Number of Passengers carried, Market Share of Each Carrier, Passenger Load Factor and others. (Here is the Report Card for March, 2016)
The total number of passenger carried during the month of April, 2016 stood at 79.32 lakhs compared to 65.59 lakhs during the same month of the previous year. This resulted in a growth of +20.93% (YoY) – lowest in the past 4 months.
Indigo Airlines – the market leader with +38.7% market share, carried 30.67 lakh passengers compared to 24.81 lakh passengers during the same month of the previous year, resulting in a growth of +23.6%. This is the highest numbers of passengers carried by any airline in any month over the past 28 months.
Passenger load factor, or load factor, measures the capacity utilization of public transport services. It is generally used to assess how efficiently a transport provider “fills seats” and generates fare revenue.
While Industry managed an avg. of 82.3% PLF, market leader Indigo came in the 3rd place at 85.8% PLF beaten by SpiceJet at 93.2% and GoAir at 87.8%.
The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of April, 2016 has been 0.44%. The Overall cancellation rate is generally influenced by bad weather, unfavorable flight conditions, low visibility, conditions at airports etc.
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