India’s leading airline, IndiGo, has achieved a new feat in the month of October 2018 becoming the first domestic airline to fly more than five million passengers in a particular month.
According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) monthly performance report for October 2018, IndiGo has flown 50.75 lakh passengers in October.
Between January to October 2018, IndiGo carried 11.5 crore passengers, 21.1% higher than the last year’s figure.
It will also become the 1st airline in India to have 200 airplanes. For now it has 196 aircraft but will soon cross the 200 mark by next year.
India’s second-biggest airline Jet Airways flew 15.72 lakh passengers in the month of October, which was the second highest followed by Air India and SpiceJet.
Compared to the year so far, passenger traffic growth slowed down last month as domestic airlines increased spot fares on the back of higher fuel prices and a weaker rupee.
In terms of aircraft occupancy, Spicejet bagged the top spot in October recording an occupancy rate of 90.8%. GoAir stood second in the list with 84.1 % occupancy followed by IndiGo, which recorded 83.1 % occupancy.