Domestic airlines carried 1.29 crore passengers in Apr

Domestic airlines flew 1.29 crore passengers in April, a rise of more than 22 per cent compared to the year-ago period, according to official data released on Friday.

However, the domestic air traffic number last month at 128.88 lakh was marginally lower than the 128.93 lakh recorded in March.

In April 2022, the number of passengers carried by airlines stood at 105.47 lakh.

”Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-April 2023 were 503.93 lakh as against 352.70 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering an annual growth of 42.88 per cent and monthly growth of 22.20 per cent,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Friday.

In terms of On-Time Performance (OTP) in April, Akasa Air topped at 94 per cent, followed by Air India (91.1 per cent) and IndiGo (89.6 per cent).

Go First, which has suspended flights from May 3, had the lowest OTP at 41.7 per cent in April.