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India will be largest civil aviation hub by 2033: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that India will become the largest civil aviation market in the next decade. He made the remark while addressing the CII’s International conference on Advanced and Short-Haul Air Mobility for All (ASHA): Technologies for Ease of Transport. Scindia said that India has crossed the pre-Covid number of air travellers by 10 per cent to reach 455,000 passengers daily, with airlines now operating at 80- 90 per cent load factor.

“The penetration level in a population of 1.3 billion is, however, still 3-5 per cent. We need more aircraft and more quickly because India has an insatiable desire to travel,” he said. While stating that the was proving itself to be a manufacturing hub in the aerospace sector, Scindia invited global companies to be part of India journey. The Union Minister said technology has jumped forward and has become an important protagonist in the future of mankind. “In that period of change and dynamic flux, the civil aviation sector is making unimaginable strides as never before.” Speaking about opportunities in the advanced air mobility sector, the Minister said the drone market will become a Rs 3 lakh crore market by 2030 employing 3-4 lakh persons. He underscored the need to have a good eco system and said advanced air mobility must have its basis in strong civil aviation infrastructure. (Source FPJ)

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