Ministry of Civil Aviation 2007: Year-end Review


All of us are aware that India's economy has captured world imagination and along with this Indian aviation has grown as a significant compliment.

Boom in air travel

The civil aviation sector in the country has witnessed a boom as the domestic passenger carriage, cargo movement and international air traffic have shown exponential growth.  This growth has been largely due to policy of increased liberalization both on domestic and international sectors.  The year 2007 has been especially remarkable for the growth witnessed in passenger traffic.  During the year 2007, domestic airline passenger traffic has shown a growth of 36.74% in first nine months (January to September, 2007) as compared to the corresponding period of 2006.  Further, the scheduled domestic air services are now available to/from 82 airports as against nearly 75 in the year 2006.

India Aviation 2008

It has been decided to hold India Aviation 2008, an exhibition cum conference on civil aviation in October 2008 at Hyderabad.  The theme of the show is "Scaling new heights". The show would include exhibitors both domestic and international from different areas like airlines, aircraft manufacturers, MRO, infrastructure companies, airport services, security, management and maintenance.