India's domestic airlines show 20 pc jump in terms of passengers


17th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


NEW DELHI, Feb 17:  India's domestic airlines showed a jump of 20 percent in terms of passengers flown in the month of January as compared to the same month a year ago, latest data released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said.


The data released by DGCA on Friday said that the country's domestic airlines carried 11.4 million passengers during the month, up from 9.5 million in January 2017. All the scheduled carriers flew planes with over 80 percent of seats full.

Airline company SpiceJet stood on top by flying its planes 95 percent full, followed by GoAir which flew its planes with 90 percent seats full. IndiGo and JetLite came in a joint third, by flying their planes with 89.7 percent seats full.
The country's Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that India continues to be the fastest growing aviation market in the world in terms of growth in passengers.

"A lovely start for Indian aviation in 2018. January records a growth rate of 20 percent. We continue to be the fastest growing aviation market in the world," the minister was quoted as saying.