Five things you need to know about Aviation in India
The aviation industry in India is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country and will continue to grow in the coming years. By the year 2030, the Indian aviation industry is set to overtake China and USA to become the third air passenger market in the world! Here are five interesting facts about the aviation industry of India that will inspire you to start your career in aviation!
1. India is the third-largest domestic aviation industry in the world and is set to become the largest market for airfare by 2030. India has and continues to grow tremendously in the aviation space.
2. With ease in travel restrictions and higher capacity deployment India witnessed about a 31% increase in domestic passenger traffic in the month of August with 57500 departures.
3. There are a total of 487 airports/airstrips in the country. The Airports Authority of India manages 137 airports which include 103 domestic airports, 29 international airports, and 10 customs airports.
4. Hardeep Singh Puri the union civil aviation minister tweeted 'Indian carriers employ close to 12.4% women pilots, much higher than the world average of 5.4%' on 8th March 2021.
5. The father of Indian civil aviation, J.R.D Tata flew the first flight from Karachi to Mumbai in 1932 in a single-engine De Havilland Puss Moth aircraft that belonged to his company TATA AIR SERVICES.
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