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Saturday, 05 January, 2019, 15 : 00 PM [IST]

Surging passenger numbers, policy promises dot turbulent skies in 2018

According to The Economic Times, navigating through tail winds and air pockets, the country's aviation space recorded high passenger growth, battled oil shocks as well as survived mid-air scares in 2018.  

 In the new year, the government would focus on making flying "as good as possible", according to Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, India

India remained the world's fastest growing domestic aviation market with 51 straight months of doubled-digit traffic growth but the woes of passengers as well as carriers manifested in myriad forms.  

While the  indigo -1.15 % faced brickbats, including from a parliamentary panel, 25-year-old jet airways and national carrier air india continued to grapple with financial woes.  

 "We will try to make air travel as good as possible. We are working on many issues related to that," Prabhu said when asked about priorities for next year.  

 Apart from existing initiatives, the civil aviation ministry is to unveil an integrated cargo policy as well as vision 2040 document for the aviation sector next year.  

(Source: ET)

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