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India's airlines: Here are the best performers

Last updated on: May 23, 2012 11:20 IST

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India's air traffic continued to rise in April. Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-April were 203.6 lakh as against 190.02 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year, registering a growth of 7.15 per cent.

Despite a marginal improvement in the seat factor, the national carrier Air India has lost its market share in April.

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Image: Employees of Air India.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters.
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Jet Airways (Rank 1)

With a combined market share of 28.2 per cent (21.4 per cent for Jet Airways and 6.8 per cent for Jet Konnect) in March, the combined share of the Jet Group stood at 29.2 per cent.

Seat factor in April: 76.8%
On time performance: 86.5%
Passenger complaints: 1.6

(Passenger complaints is No. of complaints/10,000 passengers)



Image: Ground staff guide a Jet Airways aircraft towards a gate on the tarmac at Bengaluru International Airport.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.

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IndiGo (Rank 2)

IndiGo saw its seat factor rising from 76.5 per cent in March to 82 per cent in April, which is the highest in the industry.
The biggest gainer in the month was IndiGo, whose market share jumped from 21.9 per cent to 23.8 per cent.

Seat factor in April: 82%
On time performance: 86.8%
Passenger complaints: 2

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Image: IndiGo aircraft.
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SpiceJet (Rank 3)

SpiceJet beat Air India to bag the third position with a market share of 17.7 per cent.

Seat factor in April: 80%
On time performance: 80.7%
Passenger complaints: 1.5

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Air India (Rank 4)

In April, Air India's market share came down to 17.6 per cent from 17.9 per cent in the previous month.

Seat factor in April: 70.5%
On time performance: 79.7%
Passenger complaints: 1.6



Image: Air India's Airbus A321 (L) and Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters.
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GoAir (Rank 5)

The fifth position went to GoAir with 7.3 per cent market share, down from 7.5 per cent in the previous month.

Seat factor in April: 80.8%
On time performance: 86.4%
Passenger complaints: 3



Image: GoAir.

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Kingfisher Airlines (Rank 6)

Kingfisher Airlines continues to be at the last slot (sixth) with its share further dipping in April to 5.4 per cent, a drop of 1 percentage point from March.

Seat factor in April: 77%
On time performance: 81.2%
Passenger complaints: 1.1



Image: Kingfisher Airlines.


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