Ailing national carrier, Air India’s domestic market went down in the month of April and pushed it to the fourth position among all the carriers. The air traffic data for the month of April released by the Director General of Civil Aviation showed that Kingfisher Airlines slipped to the bottom of the table.
Jet Airways – Jet Lite ranked number one with 28.2 percent followed by Indigo Airlines with 23.8 percent and Spice Jet at 17.7 percent. While the share of Air India was low at 17.6 percent, followed by GoAir, with 7.3 percent and Kingfisher at 5.4 percent.
Indigo was the key gainer which noticed a seat factor rising from 76.5 in the month of March to 82 percent in the month of April. This is the highest in the industry and the seat factor also increased for SpiceJet to 80 percent which is the second best in the industry.
The highest flight cancellations were registered with Air India in the domestic sector at 5.2 percent despite having no labour trouble in the month of April. There was also a 3.3 percent flight cancellations for Kingfisher Airlines. Meanwhile the on time performance of Air India at the six metro airports was the lowest at 79.7 percent, followed by SpiceJet’s 80.7 percent and 81.2 percent of Kingfisher Airlines.