GROWTH OF DO­MES­TIC AIR TRAF­FIC

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As per data from the Direc­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA), In­dia’s do­mes­tic air­lines car­ried 95.83 lakh pas­sen­gers dur­ing the month of Septem­ber 2017 as against 82.3 lakh in the cor­re­spond­ing month in 2016. In the month of July this year, the num­ber of pas­sen­gers flown stood at 83.81 lakh which in­creased to 96.9 lakh in Au­gust. Dur­ing the pe­riod Jan­uary to Septem­ber in 2016, the to­tal pas­sen­ger traf­fic fig­ure stood at 726.98 lakh. Dur­ing the cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod in the year 2017, this fig­ure in­creased to 849.94 lakh, reg­is­ter­ing a growth rate in pas­sen­ger traf­fic at 16.91 per cent. Amongst the In­dia car­ri­ers, Spice­Jet was clearly in the lead reg­is­ter­ing a seat oc­cu­pancy of 94.2 per cent, well ahead of the IndiGo Air­lines, the ac­knowl­edged mar­ket leader that had a seat oc­cu­pancy of 85.2 per cent. As per sources in Spice­Jet, the air­line has con­sis­tently recorded load fac­tors of over 90 per cent, even ex­ceed­ing 94 per cent in the last five months, set­ting a record of sorts in the In­dian air­line in­dus­try.

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