Last Update: February 13, 2023, 19:23 IST
Aviation is important for tourism and cultural exchange.
India is the world’s third largest aviation market and air traffic is on the rise after the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the sector.
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Monday said that the number of air passengers is expected to increase further this year due to G20 meetings and other factors.
According to the minister, the government is also making efforts to make the country a hub for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) activities of aircraft, increasing the number of operational flight routes as well as the number of airports.
India is the third largest aviation market in the world and air traffic is on the rise after significant impact on the sector corona virus Epidemic.
Reddy, who is the tourism minister, said there would be an increase in the number of air passengers by the end of 2023 due to the G20 meetings and other factors.
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He said that aviation is important for tourism and cultural exchange.
Referring to the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), Reddy said that an amount of Rs 2,360 crore has been given as viability gap funding for the scheme so far.
On 12 February, domestic air passenger traffic reached 4,37,800 on 2,935 flights, with the Ministry of Civil Aviation stating that “Indian aviation scaled new heights as domestic aviation operations soared higher with highest post-Covid passenger movement”.
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