IndiGo is currently the 8th biggest airline in the world and Delhi Airport is the 12th largest in terms of airline capacity.
India’s IndiGo ranks 8th with 36,525 scheduled flights – a decrease of 24% compared to January 2020.
- OAG data airlines that fly between Mexico and the United States added 33 lakh seats this month.
- India-UAE ranks 2nd with almost 10 lakh seats.
- Seat provision between Mexico and the USA in January of this year by airlines has almost returned to the level of the same month last year, with a figure that was slightly 1% lower.
The corridor between the United Arab Emirates and India emerged as the second largest country pair this month, with Mexico-US being the largest number of seats used by airlines between two countries, according to UK-based air consultancy OAG.
Flight Schedules Drops in 2020
- Almost all major Indian airlines such as IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet, Vistara and GoAir as well as UAE airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and flydubai are currently flying between the countries under a bubble agreement.
- In terms of the number of flights scheduled to operate in January this year, American Airlines is number one with 1.1 lakh flights (43% fewer than January 2020), followed by Delta, United and Southwest with one lakh of 77,000 and 62,500 respectively.
- The airports where airlines provide the maximum capacity in terms of seats are Guangzhou (over 35 lakh seats), which pre-pandemic air traffic in the world – Atlanta – ranks second with 34 lakh seats, according to OAG data has displaced.
- The next four busiest airports are all in China – Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Chongqing. IGI Airport in Delhi ranks 12th with 24 lakh seats used by airlines, a decrease of 36% compared to the same month last year.
However, the distribution of seats in India and the United Arab Emirates is 48% lower than in January 2020.