The largest Indian carrier Indigo has become the leader in domestic flight operations with a market share of 49%, surpassing all other Indian carriers such as Spice Jet, Air Asia, Air India, Go Air and Vistara, reports www.indiatoday.in.
The recent shutdown of Jet Airways is the main reason for Indigo to rise to the current number one position in domestic market share, not only Indigo even other Indian carriers have benefited from the Jet Airways’ closure.
According to the data released by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Indigo stands at the top position with 49% market share of the domestic flights, followed by Spice Jet at second position with 14.8% market share, followed by Air India with 13.5%, followed by Go Air with 11.1%, followed by Air Asia and Vistara with 6.3% and 4.7% respectively.
Even though Indigo had some problems in the top management the company fared well and recorded substantial gains. The low cost Indian carrier has announced on June 17th 2019 that it had ordered CFM international LEAP 1 engines to power 280 Airbus A320 and A321neo aircrafts. According to the airline release the whole contract is valued at USD 28 billion and includes spare part engines and overhaul support agreements.
www.indiatoday.in reports that Spice Jet has the maximum load factor for the month of May, followed by Go Air and Indigo at second and third places respectively.
When it comes to Online Time Performance Go Air tops the list with 91.8%, followed by Air Asia and Indigo with 91.8% and 89.1% respectively.
DGCA also released data associated with the total number of passenger complaints for the month of May across all the domestic carriers in India and puts this figure at 746.
DGCA data also suggests that there has been an increase of 2.62% in the revenue derived from the total number of passengers carried across all domestic carriers for the period Jan-May 2019 as compared to the corresponding period of 2018.