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What Will 2020 Bring to the Aviation Industry

What Will 2020 Bring to the Aviation Industry?

Aviation industry in India is set to achieve a new height in 2020. In 2020 Aviation industry all set to witness exponential growth in the coming times. There are a lot of indications which show upcoming growth in Indian Aviation Sector.

Indigo is set for new plans of take-off for Dubai and Doha and an increase in flight routes is expected to soon follow. We are also witnessing a growth in the regional air connectivity in aviation which presents itself as one of the huge opportunities for 2020 Aviation Sector.

Here below is the key points that assures huge growth in Indian Aviation Sector.

Investment plan For 2020 Aviation Sector

According to data provided by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), FDI inflows in air transport industry of India (including air freight) reached US$ 1,817.23 million. The government has full stake FDI under automatic route in scheduled air transport service, regional air transport service and domestic scheduled passenger airline. However, FDI over 49 per cent would require government of India approval.

India’s aviation industry is expected to witness Rs 35,000 crore equals to around US$ 4.99 billion investment in coming next four years. The government of India is planning to invest US$ 1.83 billion for development of airport infrastructure along with aviation navigation services by 2026.

Key investments and developments in India’s aviation industry includes:


  • AAI has invested around Rs 15,000 crore for expanding existing terminals and constructing 15 new ones.
  • Government of India has already signed an open sky agreement with Australia allowing airlines on either side to offer unlimited seats to six Indian metro cities and various Australian cities.
  • The AAI plans to present Guwahati as an inter-regional hub and Agartala, Imphal and Dibrugarh as intra-regional hubs.
  • Indian aircraft Manufacture, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service providers are exempted completely from customs and countervailing duties.


Government Initiatives For 2020 Airlines

Some major initiatives undertaken by the government are:


  • The Government of India sanctioned the development of a new Greenfield airport in Gujarat, with an estimated investment of Rs 1,405 crore.
  • Government of India is working on a blueprint to promote domestic manufacturing of aircrafts and aircraft financing within India.
  • Government of India organized the Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai which witnessed participation of over 1,200 delegates from 83 countries.
  • Government of India’s National Air Cargo Policy Outline which envisages making Indian air cargo and logistics the most efficient, seamless and cost and time effective globally by the end of the next decade.
  • Government of India already approved a proposal to manage six AAI airports under public private partnership (PPP). These airports are situated in, Jaipur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Mangaluru and Thiruvananthapuram. AAI received 32 technical bids from around ten companies.
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh is to develop Greenfield airports in six cities-Nizamabad, Kurnool, Nellore, Kothagudem, Ramagundam, and Tadepalligudem under the PPP model.
  • The most awaited Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has been launched.

Road Ahead

The 2020 Aviation Sector in India is largely untapped with amazing growth opportunities. Even by considering air transport still expensive for majority of the country’s population, of which nearly 40 % is the upwardly mobile middle class it shows the same future growth.

With the right relentless and policies focus on quality, interest of passenger, and cost India would be well placed to achieve its vision of becoming the third-largest 2020 Aviation Industry.

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