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Domestic flights seen at 22,907 a week this summer, up 4.4% from winters

Carriers will fly from 110 airports including new ones such as Jeypore, CoochBehar, Hollongi, Jamshedpur, Pakyong and Mopa (Goa)

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Deepak Patel  |  Mumbai 

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1. Indian carriers are scheduled to operate a total of 22,907 per week during the summer of 2023, according to the DGCA. This is up 4.39 per cent from the number of flights operated in the winter season in 2022.

2. SpiceJet, which had a total of 3,193 departures a week in the summer of 2022, saw the largest percentage dip (-29.86 per cent) in domestic departures compared to the winter of 2022, with a total of 2,240 departures a week in the summer season of 2023.

3. IndiGo is the largest airline in terms of weekly domestic departures during summer 2023, with 11,465 in all. This represents a 13.65 per cent increase over the winter of 2022.

4. Akasa Air, a new airline that began operations in August 2022, is set to increase its weekly domestic departures by 56.78 per cent to 751 in the upcoming summer season.

5. According to the DGCA, Indian carriers will operate from 110 airports this summer, which will also see the addition of several new airports, such as Jeypore, CoochBehar, Hollongi, Jamshedpur, Pakyong, and Mopa (Goa).

Airline Summer schedule* of 2023:Departures/ week Winter schedule of 2022:Departures/ week % Increase/Decrease
Alliance Air 887 1034 -14.21%
Air India 2178 1990 9.40%
Go First 1538 1390 10.58%
AirAsia India 1456 1462 -0.41%
IndiGo 11465 10085 13.65%
SpiceJet 2240 3193 -29.86%
Vistara 1856 1941 -4.37%
Star Air 234 153 52.94%
Fly Big 220 214 2.80%
IndiaOne 82 - N/A
Akasa Air 751 479 56.78%
Total 22907 21941 4.39%

Source: DGCA

*Summer schedule begins on March 26 and ends on October 28

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2023. 17:17 IST