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Air passenger load factor crosses 60 per cent in August: DGCA

Pratik Shastri
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Air passenger load factor crosses 60 per cent in August: DGCA

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its latest data has stated that the passenger load factor has crossed 60 per cent in August for the first time since the resumption of domestic flights in May this year.

Meanwhile, the industry-wise load factor or seat occupancy was 63.2 per cent in August.

SpiceJet reported a load factor of 76 per cent, followed by Vistara (68.3 per cent). Over 2.8 million passengers flew in August, which is 33 per cent higher than July. On a year-on-year (YoY) basis, the traffic fell 76 per cent. IndiGo remains the market leader with a 59.4 per cent market share in August.

Besides, the domestic air traffic grew 6 per cent in July on a month-on-month (MoM) basis amid a decline in seat occupancy and restrictions on flight movements in Kolkata. While the number of flights increased in July as compared to June, the industry-wise load factor declined to 52.7 per cent in July, from 54.8 per cent in June. Airlines flew 2.1 million in passengers in July, against 1.9 million passengers in June.

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