Air India Becomes The Largest Domestic Carrier in India Overtaking SpiceJet
Air India has overtaken SpiceJet airline to become the largest domestic carrier in India
With a 20% market share, Air India was also only second behind indigo carrying the most passengers in May.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, air travel has dropped significantly in India. While 7.8 million passengers traveled in March 2021, only 2.1 million passengers travelled in May 2021.
Due to the drop in demand, flights operated by airlines like Vistara, Air Asia India, and GoAir decreased drastically.
The government of India has also limited airlines to operate only up to 50% of their schedule to ensure finically struggling airlines can survive the pandemic.