India has the potential to become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. There is large untapped potential for growth due to the fact that access to aviation is still a dream for nearly 99.5 per cent of its population. The report highlights the significant growth in the Indian aviation sector over the last decade.
The report points out that development of air transportation services and socio-economic development are highly correlated. According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), an additional dollar invested in air transport leads to a benefit of around three dollars to the local economy. Moreover, every additional job created in the air transport results in creation of over six new jobs.
Indian aviation has a huge untapped potential – we need to recognise it and go for it.