New Delhi, March 20: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation reported that the domestic air passenger traffic across the nation surged by 16% to 86.55 lakh in Feb 2017, over the same period last year. As per the data, Indian carriers together flew a total of 86.55 lakh fliers in Feb this year, compared to 74.76 lakh fliers in Feb 2016, registering a growth of 15.77%.
Significantly, in January, air passenger traffic had surged 25.13 per cent to 95.79 lakh. According to the data, The data revealed that IndiGo led the industry with the highest market share of 39.6 per cent, followed by Jet Airways (15.6), Air India (13.8), SpiceJet (12.9) and GoAir (8.4).
The load factor of SpiceJet in February stood at 93.7 per cent in the reporting month, according to the DGCA data. Besides, SpiceJet also delivered the highest on-time performance (OTP) from four metro airports at 81.1 per cent in February 2017, as per the data.
"It has been our endeavour to provide our customers with a memorable flying experience and getting them to their destination on-time, every time. I'm very proud of the fact that we have been the most punctual airline in the country for the fifth consecutive month," Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said in a statement.
The DGCA data disclosed that the overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of February 2017 stood at 0.39 per cent. Besides, a total of 810 passenger related complaints were received during the month.
The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of February 2017 has been 0.9 per cent," the aviation regulator said.