India Can Rank Third After the US and China in Terms of Airline Seat Capacity in Q2 FY25

When compared to the same period in the current fiscal year, India’s airline seat capacity may increase by 10.5% in the second quarter of FY2024–25. Global travel data company OAG stated in its most recent study that if this occurs, India will rank third in the world after the US (with 310 million seats) and China (242 million seats).

As to the Business Standard report, OAG stated that India’s estimated capacity for the second quarter of 2024 is significantly greater than that of Japan, Spain, the UK, Italy, Germany, Indonesia, and Turkey.

India previously saw the second-highest increase in seat capacity between the OAG-projected Q2 of 2024 and the pre-pandemic Q2 of 2019. The data showed that the increase is estimated to be 16.8%, trailing only China, which is predicted to expand faster by 18.7%.

Global airline capacity is expected to reach 1.5 billion seats in Q2 FY25, according to OAG’s projections. This is an 8% increase from the same period the previous year.

According to the survey, IndiGo, the well-known low-cost airline in India, ranks eighth globally in terms of seat capacity. OAG data indicates that IndiGo’s growth in Q22025 is expected to be 9.7%. The target number of seats is 32.64 million.

Between the anticipated Q2 of 2024 and the pre-Covid Q2 of 2019, the airline can experience explosive growth of 50.3%.

According to the report, this will make IndiGo the airline with the quickest growth rate among the top 10 in the globe for the same period of time. It had a 21.7 million seat capacity in the second quarter of 2019.

Its growth is expected to be significantly larger than that of China Air (32.8%), Ryan Air (38.5%), and China South Airlines between Q2 of 2019 and the anticipated Q2 of 2024.

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