[New Delhi] Indian Domestic Air Traffic Jumped Record 26% Growth in July
Domestic air passenger traffic jumped by nearly 26 per cent in July, registering double-digit growth for the 24th consecutive month with lower fares attracting more fliers.
IndiGo saw its market share climb to 39.8 per cent It had a market share of 37.9 per cent in June.
Latest data from aviation regulator DGCA showed that local airlines flew
85.08 lakh passengers in July compared to
67.62 lakh fliers recorded in the year-ago period.
This is the 24th straight month that domestic air traffic has registered high double-digit growth, which also comes against the backdrop of many airlines offering lower fares as they compete to attract more passengers.
In terms of market share in July,
Jet Airways (16.3%),
Air India (14.8 %),
GoAir (8.4 %),
Vistara (2.6 %) and
When it comes to load factor — a measure of seat occupancy in flights — low-cost carrier
SpiceJet emerged on top with 92 %in July. The same stood at 93 % in June.
IndiGo’s load factor stood at 83.6 % higher than 77.9 % seen in the previous month.
Among other airlines,
GoAir registered a load factor of 90.3 % followed by Air Asia with 85.7 % while that of
Jet Airways and Vistara were 83.8 % and 75.2 % respectively.
National carrier Air India registered a lower load factor of 80.3 %in July compared to 82 % in June.
Scheduled domestic airlines shelled out compensation to the tune of Rs 35.56 lakh for denied boarding to passengers last month.
For cancellations, the carriers gave a total
compensation of Rs 23.22 lakh while the overall amount for
flight delays, a total amount of Rs 61.33 lakh was given “towards compensation and facilities”.
According to DGCA, 1,111 passengers were affected by
denied boarding, 4,796 people by cancellations and
delays impacted 65,953 passengers.
Last month, as many as 948 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines with maximum number coming against Air Pegasus — which saw disruptions in its operations amid financial woes.
As much as 34.2 % complaints were related to flight problems, followed by customer service (27.4 %) and baggage (17.5%).
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[New Delhi] Indian Domestic Air Traffic Jumped Record 26% Growth in July
[New Delhi]Air Pegasus’s 5 Pilots Suspended For Safety Violations
DGCA has suspended five pilots of Air Pegasus for serious safety violations and has warned that the regional airline would be barred from flying new routes unless the lapses are addressed at the earliest.
The airline’s safety head has also been removed by the regulator.
A safety audit of the Bengaluru-based Air Pegasus, conducted in late April, showed serious safety violations by some of its flights,
It was noticed that some of its pilots violated norms as flights operated by them descended at a “higher rate” than prescribed under the Standard Operating Procedure
[New Delhi]Regional Carrier Air Pegasus Knocks DGCA for Approval To Import two ATR Planes.Airline has Two 66 aircrafts
The Bengaluru-based Regional carrier Air Pegasus has sought aviation regulator DGCA’s approval to import two ATR planes, which it intends to induct in the fleet by the end of the current financial year.
As per Air Pegasus Managing Director Shyson Thomas,The airline will also submit its network expansion plans to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) once the permission for leasing of the two planes is in place,
Regional airline had commenced operations in April last year. Air Pegasus currently has two 66-seater aircraft by French-Italian manufacturer ATR in its fleet.
The airline had earlier applied to the Civil Aviation Ministry for permission to import the aircraft,
Promoted by ground-handling services provider Decor Aviation, Air Pegasus is among the three regional airlines currently operating in the country. Vijaywada-based Air Costa + Hyderbad-based Trujet are the other two.
Air Pegasus at present operates over 50 weekly services to Hubballi, Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Mangaluru, Chennai, Kadapa and Madurai from its base Bengaluru.It also plans to scale up its services to connect Tuticorin, Belagavi, Rajahmundry and Puducherry.
Since the launch of its services, the carrier has flown a total of 1.37 lakh passengers till December 2015.
Air Pegasus to Operate Between Temple,Madurai,City To IT Bengaluru Tomorrow@Rs1,234
Low-Cost Carrier Air Pegasus to launch Madurai-Bengaluru flight tomorrow
Air Pegasus today said it would launch its Madurai-Bengaluru flight tomorrow.
As Per Director of Air Pegasus,Ashwin Thomas, an ATR 72-500 plane with a 66-seat capacity would be operated between this temple city and the IT city.The flight would leave Bengaluru at 10.40 AM and reach Madurai at 12 noon while in the return direction it would leave Madurai at 12:30 PM and reach the destination at 1.50 PM.
With this, Air Pegasus is expanding its reach to the fourth city in South India in less than three months after its first launch in April.
Since April, Air Pegasus has launched its flight service to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Hubballi in Karnataka and Cudappah in Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Said that It had 78 % occupancy for Thiruvananthapuram, Hubballi and Cudappah flights,
The flight would be launched at an introductory price of Rs 1,234 for six months,
[New Delhi]I)Down Graded Indian Aviation Regulator DGCA Now To Watch Health Of Pilots
DGCA has set a committee to look into the norms for checking pilots’ health in the wake of the recent German wings plane crash.
“There is a committee which is looking into it (the norms for assessing pilots health),” Director General of Civil Aviation M Sathiyavathy told reporters.She, however, refused to elaborate more on the issue.
“I cannot comment further,” Sathiyavathy said.The move by Directorate General of Civil Aviation comes in the wake of the recent Germanwings airline plane crash in the Alps in which it is alleged that a mentally disturbed co-pilot crashed the plane killing all 150 people onboard.
As of now, nine domestic airlines, which employ over 3,000 pilots, carry out such tests on their pilots at the point of induction but there are no subsequent appraisals of their mental state. They, however, undergo physical fitness tests every six months.
Sathiyavathy also said that the DGCA is also recertifying all flying schools and non-scheduled operators, following the restoration of India’s aviation safety rating back to the top category by the US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) early this month.
The FAA had downgraded India from Category I to Category II last January.
“For re-certification, we took up Air India and Jet Airways on a priority basis as they fly to the United States.
Then we took up Vistara, Air Pegasus and Air Costa (the two regional carriers operating out of the southern region). Other scheduled airlines are being taken up now,” DGCA said.
The re-certifcation implies that the aviation regulator is satisfied that the airlines meet all the prescribed safety and security norms.She was speaking on the sidelines of a function jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce
The function was organised to announce the dates for the 5th edition of the India Aviation international conference- exhibition in Hyderabad from March 16 next year. .