Figures from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show that the Indian civil aviation sector grew by 23.14% in the first eight months of 2016 in comparison to the same period last year. Indian domestic carriers flew 644.68 lakh passengers during the reporting period this year, compared to 523.55 lakh last year. Load factors are consistently high but all but SpiceJet are showing declines. SpiceJet had seat occupancy of 93.2%, while Jet Airways load factor was 92%, GoAir, IndiGo and AirAsia India had passenger load factor over 80%. Air India load factor was 77.7% compared to 80.3% in July

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