India now world's third-largest domestic aviation market: Scindia

He made these remarks while speaking at the curtain raiser event on 'Wings India, 2022'. He also said that after US and China, India at present handles the third-largest domestic traffic. "We all know that in this densely globalised economy, air transport is a key element in the country's transport infrastructure and plays an important role in the country's economic growth," the minister said.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said that India has now become the third-largest domestic aviation market in the world.

He made these remarks while speaking at the curtain raiser event on 'Wings India, 2022'. He also said that after US and China, India at present handles the third-largest domestic traffic.

Scindia further said that despite the country being hit by a severe second wave in the first quarter, the airports had managed to recover more than 80 per cent of the overall freight registered during the pre-pandemic level by the end second quarter of 2021-22.

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The 80 percent mark was achieved by both the first and second quarter of 2021-22 combined (15.36 lakh MT during April-September FY22).

"We all know that in this densely globalised economy, air transport is a key element in the country's transport infrastructure and plays an important role in the country's economic growth," the minister said.

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The 'Wings India, 2022' to be held in Hyderabad is slated to be Asia's largest event on civil aviation.