Eleven domestic carriers together including the newly launched regional carrier Air Pegasus have sought clearance to operate 13,951 flights a week during the winters as against a total of 12,533 during the current summer schedule, the sources said.
On a year-on-year basis, the increase in the number of flights amounts to 13.37 percent as the carriers had operated 12,305 flights during the last winter.
Budget carrier AirAsia India, which is at present operating 168 flights per week, plans to add as many as 224 flights in its network during winters, the sources said.
As against this, national carrier Air India plans to scale down its operations marginally to 1,705 flights during the period as against 1,718 flights a week being operated currently, the sources said.
The sources also said that while Jet Airways and budget carriers SpiceJet have proposed to add 471 flights during this period, largest domestic airline by market share IndiGo plan to add 68 flights a week in its network during the winter schedule.

The winter schedule of the Indian airlines commences from the last Sunday of October while the summer schedule starts from the last Sunday of March.


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