Domestic airlines report nearly 20% growth in October passenger traffic

Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-October 2015 rose by 19.96 per cent to 66.06 million compared to 55.07 million during the corresponding period of the previous year, as per traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines for October.

The passenger load factor in October 2015 has shown an increasing trend compared to the previous month primarily due to the onset of tourist season.

The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for October 2015 has been 0.57 per cent.

During October 2015, scheduled domestic airlines have received a total of 727 passenger-related complaints. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for October 2015 has been 1.0.

During the month, all the scheduled domestic airlines complied with the mandatory capacity deployment requirements contained in the Route Dispersal Guidelines.

Aviation regulator Director General Civil Aviation has computed on-time performance of scheduled domestic airlines for four metro airports, viz, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, for October 2015. It has also released airport-wise OTP of scheduled domestic airlines complying with Route Dispersal Guidelines.

It said said an analysis of the reasons for flight delay has found that a majority of delays have been attributed to 'reactionary'.

There are more than 70 foreign carriers operating to and from India. At the time of compilation of this report, on-time performance data of 31 carriers was received.

The overall on-time performance of these 31 carriers for October 2015 has been 80.8 per cent in departures and 79.6 per cent in arrivals.

In accordance with the civil aviation guidelines, airlines are required to submit data on number of cases of denied boarding, cancellations and delays along with the status on a monthly basis.

Airlines, however, denied boarding cancellations and delays beyond 2 hours.