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DGCA approves winter schedule 2012 of scheduled domestic airlines

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ETW STAFFMumbai

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has approved the winter schedule 2012 of scheduled domestic airlines effective from October 28, 2012. In all, 10,935 departures per week have been approved, which translate into 1562 daily departures. Air connectivity will be available to/ from 73 airports in the winter schedule 2012.

There is reduction of flights in winter schedule 2012 vis-a-vis winter schedule 2011 by about 19 per cent. Air India, Alliance Air, Jet Airways and JetLite have reduced capacity in domestic market in winter schedule 2012. Whereas, Spicejet, Go Air and IndiGo operations will increase in winter schedule 2012 due to capacity augmentation.

Mantra is a new scheduled regional airline of North region, which commenced their operations in July 2012.

Airline-wise details of departures per week in winter schedule 2012 vis-a-vis winter schedule 2011 are as follows:

AirlineDepartures per Week
Winter Schedule 2011Winter Schedule 2012
Air India18751850
Alliance Air438319
Jet Airways29052515
JetLite875854
Kingfisher Airlines2930
Spicejet20512233
Go Air588675
IndiGo18792447
Mantra42
Total1354110935
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