Domestic air passenger traffic up 34% in August 2021: DGCA

Passenger load factors (PLF) of major scheduled commercial airlines were between 60.3%-79.6% during August 2021, which was up from 53.6%-74.6% in July.

Sep 17, 2021 05:09 IST India Infoline News Service

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), data released on Thursday said that around 6.7 million passengers took to the skies in August 2021 as compared to 5.01 million in July 2021.

The domestic air passenger traffic has shown significant growth in the month of August 2021 with the easing of lockdown restrictions following the decline in covid-19 cases, which gave confidence to more people to travel by air.

Passenger load factors (PLF) of major scheduled commercial airlines were between 60.3%-79.6% during August 2021, which was up from 53.6%-74.6% in July.

In the month of August, IndiGo ferried 3.82 million passengers to report a 57% market share and 74% PLF. Whereas, Air India’s domestic load factor stood at 68.4%, with a market share of 13.2%, as it ferried 0.89 million passengers, while, SpiceJet carried 0.58 million passengers during the month registering a 79.6% PLF and 8.7% market share.

GoAir catered to 0.46 million passengers, recording a 6.8% market share and 67.6% PLF.

Vistara and AirAsia India ferried 0.56 million and 0.35 million passengers, respectively, during August. 

Further, Vistara’s PLF stood at 71.3%, its market share stood at 8.3%; AirAsia India PLF stood at 60.3% and recorded a market share of 5.2% in August.

Meanwhile, shares of IndiGo and SpiceJet ended higher in the range of 11-3% on the Sensex today.

Stock view:
SpiceJet Ltd ended at Rs78.55 up by Rs2.6 or 3.42% from its previous closing of Rs75.95 on the BSE.

Interglobe Aviation Ltd is currently trading at Rs2,197.40 up by Rs218.05 or 11.02% from its previous closing of Rs1,979.35 on the BSE.

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