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SpiceJet registered the largest increase in market share in the domestic sector in June on the back of frequent discounts. The low-fare airline added 1.1 percentage points to its market share over May to 19%, ahead of Air India. The only other gainer was low cost carrier GoAir, which increased its market share to 10% for the first time since inception, according to data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
IndiGo remained the leader, having flown 31.6% of the domestic passengers last month, although its share registered a marginal decline from May, when it had clocked 31.7%.
Jet Airways and JetLite together remained the second-largest carrier with a 19.6% share of passengers flown. National carrier Air India reported a drop in market share to 18.5% from 18.6% in May and lost its third position to SpiceJet.
AirAsia, the new entrant in Indian skies, clocked a market share of 0.2% and a high load factor of 80%. The airline currently connects Goa and Chennai with Bangalore and has announced flights to Chandigarh and Jaipur from September.
GoAir flights were the most full, with a load factor of 81.5%. SpiceJet had a load factor of 81.4%, followed by AirAsia. IndiGo had 79.1% and Air India 78.6%. Jet Airways and JetLite flew planes with 69.5% and 75.8% occupancy, respectively.

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