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Indian Domestic Airlines Report Card for March 2016


We bring you the “Domestic Airlines Report Card for India” for the month of March, 2016. We take a look at the Number of Passengers carried, Market Share of Each Carrier, Passenger Load Factor and others. (Here is the Report Card for February, 2016)

Passengers Carried and Market Share

The total number of passenger carried during the month of March, 2016 stood at 78.72 lakhs compared to 62.85 lakhs during the same month of the previous year. This resulted in a growth of +25.25% (YoY).

Domestic Airlines Passenger Carried March 2016


Indigo Airlines  – the market leader with +38.4% market share, carried 30.23 lakh passengers compared to 22.86 lakh passengers during the same month of the previous year, resulting in a growth of +32.2%.

Domestic Airlines Market Share March 2016

Domestic Airlines Passenger Carried YoY Growth March 2016

Passenger Load Factor

Passenger load factor, or load factor, measures the capacity utilization of public transport services. It is generally used to assess how efficiently a transport provider “fills seats” and generates fare revenue.

While Industry managed an avg. of 80.8% PLF, market leader Indigo came in the 3rd place at 85.1% PLF beaten by SpiceJet at 91.1% and GoAir at 86.3%.

Domestic Airlines Passenger Load Factor March 2016


The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of March, 2016 has been 1.29%. The Overall cancellation rate is generally influenced by bad weather, unfavorable flight conditions, low visibility, conditions at airports etc. 

Domestic Airlines Cancellation Reasons March 2016

This is how the Cancellation Rate has been over the past 12 months:

Domestic Airlines Cancellation Rate March 2016

Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India)



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