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

Growth of Aviation Industry in India - Infographic

Latest update: December, 2017

  • Domestic passenger traffic expanded at a CAGR of 11.46 per cent over FY06–17
  • According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation, domestic passenger traffic witnessed growth at a rate of 22 per cent, in comparison 21.24 per cent in FY16.
  • International passenger traffic registered growth at a CAGR of 8.33 per cent over FY06-17.
  • During February 2017, domestic airlines carried over 8.23 million passengers, showing a growth of more than 23 per cent compared to the same period last year.
  • During FY17, domestic passenger traffic increased by 22 per cent in comparison with growth rate of 21.24 per cent in FY16.
  • During FY16, international passenger traffic increased by 7.72 per cent.

Notes: FY - Indian Financial Year (April - March), CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate
Source: Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation

Passenger Traffic in FY15
  • Freight traffic on airports in India is expected to cross 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.
  • Airports across the globe are planning on increasing their spending on new technology to keep up with surging passenger traffic, which is expected to double to 370 million by 2020. The anticipated double digit growth would make India as the world’s 3rd largest aviation market by 2020.
  • Fliers would soon be able to use biometric details for security checks at airports after good feedback from a pilot project.

Source: Airports Authority of India

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



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