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Over 39 lakh domestic flyers in Sept: DGCA

A total of 39.43 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in September this year, 66 per cent lower than the corresponding period last year, the country’s aviation regulator DGCA said today.

Giving details of the occupancy rate of major airlines, the DGCA said it ranged from 60 per cent to 70 per cent in September with SpiceJet clocking the highest 73 per cent in September. The occupancy rate for other major domestic airlines Vistara, IndiGo, AirAsia India, Air India and GoAir stood at 66.7 per cent, 65.4 per cent, 58.4 per cent, 57.9 per cent and 57.6 per cent, respectively.

Meanwhile, an air bubble arrangement is now in place for flights between India and Ukraine, taking the number of such arrangements to 17. A woman delivered a baby girl onboard a Pawan Hans helicopter en route Kochi.