According to data compiled by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), domestic travel in India surpassed pre-pandemic levels in April, with a remarkable growth of nearly 17% compared to 2019. India’s airlines transported an unprecedented 12.9 million domestic passengers during this period.
Despite the significant surge in passenger traffic, there was a slight decline of 0.04% between March and April. April 30 emerged as one of the busiest days for airlines, including Air India and IndiGo, as they catered to an astounding 456,000 passengers across approximately 3,000 domestic flights.
During this period, Akasa Air achieved an impressive on-time performance of 94%. Air India closely followed with 91.1%, while IndiGo recorded 89.6% and Vistara achieved 86.5%. Unfortunately, troubled operator Go First, which filed for insolvency on May 2, experienced the lowest punctuality rate at a mere 58.3%.