After a dim start in January due to Omicron, February 2022 saw a drastic improvement in domestic air traffic. In comparison to January 2022, there has been a 20% growth in February, as noted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
In India, domestic carriers carried 76.96 lakh passengers. Therefore, a 20% growth in traffic was registered. In January, due to Omicron, there was a 17% decrease in growth. If we combine these numbers from the two months,
January and February still turned out to be lower than the first two months of 2021. In the first two months of 2021, India’s domestic airlines carried over 155 million passengers, as compared to 141 million in the previous year.
Most countries went under another lockdown after the Omicron variant of COVID-19 gave a massive scare to the whole world. As the infected numbers grew by the day, India was affected by the same.
In comparison to January 2022, the passenger load factor also increased in February. SpiceJet registered the highest load factor, followed by Vistara, then GoFirst, and finally, Indigo.