Domestic air passenger up 47.18% in June over May

Demand for air travel recovered during the month of June after falling to 30,000 daily passengers during the month of May due to a devastating second wave of COVID infection that saw infection numbers rising to over 400,000 per day.

Domestic passenger numbers started to recover during the month of June after cases started to decline. Daily infection numbers are in the range of 40,000 per day, which is set to decline further by the end of July and beyond. Air passenger numbers are expected to grow further with increase in vaccination and decline in number of cases.

Indian airlines registered an increase of 47.18% in passenger numbers during the month of June over May. The domestic aviation industry grew year-on-year too and registered an increase of 56.92% during June this year as compared to the same month last year. The government currently allows airlines to operate up to 65% of pre-COVID flights and may consider increasing it further, as passenger numbers increase.

  • 56.92% – Decline in number of passengers of Indian carriers in November over a year-ago period
  • 3.1 million – Passengers carried by airlines in June 21
  • 1.9 million – No. of passengers carried by airlines in June 20
  • 47.18%: Increase in number of passengers in June 21 over June 20

Load factors (passengers carried per flight) – June 2021

  • Load factor for SpiceJet was highest at 71%
  • GoAir 70.9%
  • IndiGo: 62.2%
  • Vistara : 60%
  • AirAsia India: 54.4%
  • Air India: 58.4%


  • IndiGo: 98.5% flights on time
  • AirAsia India: 98.2%
  • SpiceJet: 96.7%
  • Vistara: 96.6%
  • AI: 94.0%
  • GoAir: 92.2%
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  • — 54.7%
  • Air India — 16.5%
  • SpiceJet — 9%
  • GoAir: 8.3%
  • Vistara: 7.2%
  • AirAsia India: 3.4%

Source- DGCA



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