New Delhi: With dwindling market share, Air India, which is grappling with a pilots' strike, remained at fourth spot among all Indian carriers, besides recording poor passenger load factor and on-time performance at metro airports along with the highest number of cancellations.

With a section of its pilots on a strike since May 7, the market share of Air India reduced to 16.2 percent in May compared to 17.6 in April, according to air traffic data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airline's remained at last spot among all the seven domestic carriers with 5.2 percent market share.

The data showed that Jet Airways and its subsidiary JetLite jointly cornered 27.9 percent of the market share, followed by no-frill airlines IndiGo with 24.9 percent and SpiceJet at 18.5. GoAir registered a market share of 7.2 percent.

The market share of low cost carriers has marginally increased while that of full service carriers decreased compared to the figures in April.

In April, Jet and JetLite combined had a market share of 28.2 percent while IndiGo had 23.8, Kingfisher 5.4 percent, Spicejet 17.7 and GoAir had 7.3 percent.

Air India, which is facing a strike by the pilots owing allegiance to now derecognised Indian Pilots Guild since May 7 had the highest percentage of flight cancellation at 3.5 percent among all the domestic carriers in May, followed by Kingfisher with 3.2 percent cancellations.

(Agencies)

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