Ministry of Civil Aviation and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FICCI are jointly organizing “WINGS INDIA 2022-India@75: New Horizon for Aviation Industry” – Asia’s largest event on Civil Aviation (Commercial, General and Business Aviation) from 24th- 27th March 2022 at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, India.Over 125 international & domestic exhibitors are participating in the event.

India is the world’s third-largest civil aviation market. It recorded air traffic of 131 million passengers in 2016, of which 100 million were domestic passengers.

Civil Aviation Industry in India

The first commercial aviation flight in India took place on 18 February 1911. It was a brief demonstration flight of about 15 minutes from the United Provinces Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition in Allahabad, across the Yamuna River to Naini, a distance of 9.7 kilometres (6 mi).

Tata Air Services,the airline, founded by J.R.D Tata, started operations as early as 1932 and became the first commercial regular airservice.

JRD Tata prepares to take off from Karachi, on his inaugural flight carrying cargo of mail to Juhu, Bombay Image source: twitter

UDAN is a regional airport development programme of the Government of India and part of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of upgrading underserviced air routes. Its goal is to make air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India.

In the month of January 2022, all Indian airports together handled 156 thousand aircraft movements, 15.27 million passengers and 246 thousand tonns of frieght.

There are 486 total airports, airstrips, flying schools and military bases available in India, among which 35 airports are international. In Tamil Nadu there are 12 airports among which Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli are international airports.

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is the busiest airport in India and 16th busiest in the world as per 2020 statistics.

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