Could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination?

With a booming population and economy, plus heavy investment, could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination? The experts at Cirium take a closer look

It’s no understatement to suggest India’s commercial aviation scene has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Deregulation during the mid-1990s brought with it an influx of new carriers such as Jet Airways and Air Sahara, ending the monopoly of state-owned Air India and Indian Airlines. Another wave of liberalisation a decade later introduced the nation’s first low-cost carriers, and while some of those – such as Air Deccan – struggled to gain a footing in the increasingly competitive market, others fared significantly better.


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