India Officially Becomes The Fastest Growing Aviation Hub In The World!

India’s air connectivity has grown the fastest in the world for the last five years according to global airlines body International Air Transportation Association (IATA).

According to IATA’s Chief Economist Brian Pearce, India registered a double-digit growth in domestic aviation market for the 50th consecutive month in October.

An analysis by the IATA showed that air connectivity grew the fastest at 114 percent in the five-year period from 2013-2018.

In recent years, many foreign as well as Indian carriers have commenced flights to and from various Indian cities, making it the fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world as well.

However, Mr. Pearce said that even though there will be strong growth in the future, India needs to tackle the infrastructure challenge and make airports less crowded.

On steps being taken in India to address the infrastructure issues, he said that additional capacity is being put in place and some very good modern airports being built which is a “real positive”.

He also added that the lesson for the future is to provide good infrastructure because more is needed but at an affordable rate.

IATA’s director (global airport infrastructure and fuel) Mr.Hemant Mistry said that they have seen many examples of very high concession fees where a large proportion of the gross revenue of the airport is diverted to the government and not necessarily re-invested back into aviation.

With AAI implementing high end airport technology at major airports in India, they will surely be able to tackle the issue of congestion across airport and hopefully make India a global leader in commercial aviation.

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