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Domestic air passengers cross one crore in a month

News Delhi: Number of Indian domestic air passengers crossed 1 crore in May this year, which is record-breaking in the aviation market. Directorate General of Civil Aviation data suggested that domestic airlines carried 1.01 crore passengers in May as against 86.69 lakh passengers during the month last year, showing a growth of 17.36%.

Domestic Airlines ferried 4.65 crores passengers this year as against 3.96 crores in the corresponding period in 2016, reveals a report by DH.

The increase in the rates is mainly due to the tourism industry. All airlines recorded an increase in their passenger numbers except for AirAsia and Zoom Air. SpiceJet became a winner with 94.3% occupancy as against 93.4% in April, and 91.4% in March.

The overall cancellation rate for May was 0.33%, down from April’s 0.43%. It was 0.41% in March, 0.39% in February and 1.10% in January.

Last month, 716 passenger-related complaints were received by domestic airlines. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried is 0.70, the same as in April.