Aviation Ministry Eyes 5-Fold Rise In Passenger Trips To 1 Bn In 15-20 Years: Jayant Sinha


The aviation ministry is targeting a five-fold increase in passenger trips to one billion per annum in 15-20 years in view of the huge growth opportunities the sector holds, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said today. The Minister of State for Civil Aviation said that the government is working on steps such as developing new greenfield airports and skilling manpower to achieve this target. “A target of billion passenger trips in the next 15 to 20 yrs is very realisable and is in fact a realistic target that we should be looking for,” he said here at the AIMA event. He also said that the billion passenger trips would not come from aircraft alone but also from helicopters, sea planes and passenger drones. Many of these have still to be manufactured in the country and it provides tremendous business opportunities to start and develop these new technologies, he said. Elaborating on passenger drones, Sinha said this is a big industry and in the coming years, it is likely to touch a trillion dollar mark. “We in India have the opportunity to be a leader in this. Read More…

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