India To See 400 Million Air Travellers In 7-10 Years: Civil Aviation Minister Scindia

by PTI - Aug 23, 2022 03:07 PM +05:30 IST
India To See 400 Million Air Travellers In 7-10 Years: Civil Aviation Minister ScindiaCivil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. (PIB)

India is expected to see a total of 400 million air travellers in the next 7 to 10 years, Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday.

He also said there are tremendous growth opportunities for domestic airlines and they are expected to have a fleet of 1,200 planes in five years.

There were around 200 million air passengers, including domestic and international travellers, pre-pandemic and the number is expected to double to 400 million over the next 7 to 10 years, the minister said.

Speaking at a conference organised by industry body Assocham, Scindia said the country is projected to have a total of 220 airports, including heliports and aerodromes, by 2026.

The country's civil aviation sector is on the recovery path after being hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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