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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 6 January

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 6 January

Delhi Airport chosen as cargo transhipment centre by China

Delhi Airport has been chosen as the cargo transhipment centre by China. With this development, Chinese cargo to the Central Asian countries is now being routed through Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) with new Transhipment Excellence Centre (TEC). Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO-DIAL said “Delhi has emerged as a cargo hub for businesses in North India and neighbouring countries. This new movement of international transhipment cargo connecting China to Ukraine via Delhi Airport will give a significant impetus to the air cargo and regional logistics sectors.”

Domestic air passenger traffic expected to climb this year: Cleartrip Senior Vice-President

India’s domestic air passenger traffic growth, which had witnessed a slump on the back of the grounding of Jet Airways and the general slowdown in the economy, is expected to pick up this year.
According to Balu Ramachandran, Senior Vice-President, Cleartrip, if the divestment of Air India goes through this year, then it would bring about higher capacity addition, thereby leading to “robust” growth in passenger traffic.

Ethiopan Airlines appoints Mrs Tigist Estheu Regional Director India Sub Continent

Mrs. Tigist Eshetu has taken over as Regional Director India Sub Continent from December 23, 2019 and will be stationed in Mumbai. Mrs Tigist joined Ethiopian on May 18, 2000 and served the airline in various positions in Operations, Cargo, Manager Pricing and Area Manager Zambia, the position she was currently holding.

India set to trigger revival of global aviation sector

The success of the global aviation sector now hinges on Asia and India occupies a prime spot in it. As more and more Asian economies are creating affluent middle classes, the aviation sector is gearing to welcome millions of them on board. The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. India is currently considered the third largest domestic civil aviation market in the world and is expected to overtake United Kingdom to become the third largest air passenger market by 2024. As of July 2018, there were nearly 620 aircraft being operated by scheduled airline operators in India. The number of aircraft is expected to grow to 1,100 aircraft by 2027.

IndiGo strengthens presence in the North-East, announces Aizawl as its 62nd domestic destination

In a bid to strengthen connectivity within North-East India, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, today announced Aizawl as its 62nd domestic and 85th overall destination. Mizoram will be the sixth amongst the eight north-eastern sister to be connected by IndiGo to it large domestic and international network.

IndiGo to start daily flights on six UDAN routes in next two months

IndiGo announced that over the next two months it will start daily flights on six new routes which come under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN.

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