New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday mentioned that the rustic’s civil aviation sector is heading for an unheard of and wholesome expansion when it comes to choice of passengers, airplane and airports and the choice of air passengers within the subsequent 5 years. The quantity is estimated to succeed in 40 crores.
Scindia mentioned at the instance of the beginning of the products and services of the brand new airline ‘Akash Air’ that this is a essential day within the historical past of civil aviation sector in India. The first flight of the airline took off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, which was once flagged off by means of Scindia.
Scindia mentioned in an interview to ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “This is the first time in the last eight years that an airline has started in India. In the last almost two decades, we all only heard that how difficult the operations of an airline are, they have to face many difficulties internally as well. During this seven airlines were also closed.
The civil aviation sector was badly affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now it is on the path of revival.
The Civil Aviation Minister said that with the launch of Akash Air, the revival of Jet Airways and the revival of Air India, the indications are clear that it is a growing market. “This is a marketplace this is going to be completely wholesome,” he said.
Scindia said that India will have 400 million air passengers by 2027, including domestic and international passengers. The number of air passengers in India was 60 million in 2013-14 and about 200 million in 2019-20. “In this manner, there was an build up of about 250 in step with cent within the choice of passengers in those 5 years,” the minister said.
“We will be adding 15 per cent i.e. 100-110 aircraft per year. By the year 2027, India will have about 1,200 aircraft. We aim to increase the number of airports to 220 by 2030.