Air India is the most punctual airline for the first time in eight years.

According to data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air India was the airline with the best on-time performance in October. The On-Time Performance (OTP) of domestic scheduled airlines is determined by the civil aviation regulator at Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai’s four major airports.
In October, Air India reported an on-time performance of 90.8%, up from 87.1% in September.
In January of this year, the Tata Group purchased Air India and Air India Express as part of a government-led strategic divestiture initiative. The two airlines operating under the Tata Group umbrella, Vistara, a 51:49 joint venture with Singapore Airlines, and Air India’s affiliate AirAsia India, have also done well in the punctuality test.
With an on-time performance of 89.1% in October compared to 91% in September, Vistara took second place, and AirAsia India registered a punctuality of 89.1% compared to 89.8% in September.
IndiGo kept its fourth-place ranking and achieved an on-time performance of 87.5%. According to monthly data given by the DGCA, the airline with the biggest market share has struggled to keep up with its competitors in terms of timeliness during the previous seven months. In February and March, IndiGo was the most reliable airline for domestic flights, with 95.4% and 93.9% of flights arriving at their destinations on time, respectively. However, since that time, the AirAsia India and Vistara airlines of the Tata group have significantly improved their punctuality.
IndiGo’s on-time performance in October was followed by that of the government-run Alliance Air, SpiceJet, and Go FIRST Airlines. IndiGo continues to be the least punctual airline for the second consecutive month with a 60.7% on-time performance.
In October, India’s aviation traffic increased by 10.2% month over month and 27% year over year to 114.07 lakh passengers. With a market share of 56.7% in October compared to 57.7% in September, IndiGo was the top airline.
Akasa Air, the most recent entry, increased its market share from 0.9% in September to 1.4% in October. From 5.9% in September, AirAsia India’s market share increased to 7.6%. In October, Air India and Vistara’s market shares decreased slightly from 9.2% and 9.6%, respectively, in September to 9.1% and 9.2%, respectively.
SpiceJet, a low-cost carrier, kept its market share at 7.3%, while Go FIRST saw a decline to 7% from 7.9% in September.
Almost all major airlines had a rise in passenger load factor (PLF), also known as capacity utilisation, with the exception of Akasa Air. IndiGo’s passenger load factor increased from 81.4% in September to 82.1%. SpiceJet also had a rise in capacity utilisation, going from 85.8% to 88.1%. The PLF for Tata group airlines increased from 79.6% for Air India to 82.7% and from 77% for AirAsia India to 84.2%. Vistara had a little uptick from September’s 85.4% to 85.5%. In October, Akasa Air’s capacity utilisation decreased from 81.2% in September to 77.5%.

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