India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and is expected to be the largest by 2030.

Indian Airports Analysis

Latest update: September, 2016

Healthy Growth of Passenger Traffic

• Total passenger traffic stood at a 106.45 million in FY 2016*.  

• Passenger traffic increased by 12.47 per cent in FY 2015. 

• Growth in passenger traffic has been strong since the new   millennium, especially with rising incomes and low-cost aviation   passenger traffic expanded at a CAGR of 3.8 per cent over FY   2006–16*. 

Passenger Traffic in FY15

Increase in Freight Traffic

• Freight traffic is expected to be five times the current level by the   end of the next two decades. It is expected to be 11.4 million   tonnes by 2032.

• Growth in import and export in India will be the key driver for   growth in freight traffic as 30 per cent of total trade is   undertaken via airways.

International freight traffic was 61 per cent of the total in FY15


Last Updated: October, 2016

The civil aviation market in India is all set to become the world's third largest by 2020. Total passenger traffic stood at a 190.1 million in FY15, registering an increase of 12.47 per cent. By 2020, passenger traffic at Indian airports is expected to increase to 421 million from 190.1 million in 2015. Domestic passenger traffic expanded at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 per cent over FY06–15. It is expected to touch 209 million by FY17. International passenger traffic posted a CAGR of 9.5 per cent over FY06-15 and is set to touch 60 million by FY17. 

Total freight traffic registered a CAGR of 6.7 per cent over FY06-15. Domestic freight traffic increased at a CAGR of 8.23 per cent over FY06-15 while international freight traffic rose 5.9 per cent over the same period. In FY15, domestic freight traffic was 0.98 million tonnes, while international freight traffic was at 1.5 million tonnes.The growth in passenger and freight traffic has been made possible by growth in total aircraft movement, which recorded a CAGR of 5.1 per cent over FY07-15.

The Government of India (GOI) envisions airport infrastructure investment of US$ 11.4 billion under the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17). It has opened airport sector to private participation, six airports across major cities are being developed under the PPP model.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) aims to bring around 250 airports under operation across the country by 2020.

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