India emerges as 3rd biggest aviation market in domestic traffic: Centre

New Delhi: Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday talked about India’s emergence as the 3rd biggest aviation market in the world in terms of domestic traffic.

In a press release issued by the ministry, it was mentioned that Inida is 7th biggest aviation market in the world in terms of international and domestic traffic combined.

This comes on February 2, during a virtual inauguration of a flight connecting Jaipur and Jodhpur. IndiGo will operate this route under the following schedule effective from 2nd February 2023.

The aviation minister emphasised on how this new connectivity will further strengthen the already established Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur.

Increased air travel infrastructure in Rajasthan

Talking about increased air travel infrastructure in the state of Rajasthan, minister Scindia said to cater to the increased air travel demand in Jodhpur, a new terminal building will be inaugurated soon.

Built at a cost of Rs. 500 crore, with an area of 20,000 square meters, the airport will have the capacity to handle one thousand passengers and give a big boost to tourism and the local economy.

Under the leadership of PM Modi

The minister added that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there have been significant developments in Rajasthan’s civil aviation landscape since 2014.

He shared that new airports have been established in Kishangarh, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer and a new airport is also being planned for Kota.

Apart from infrastructure, tremendous growth has also been seen in the number of aircraft movements. In 2014, the number stood at 555, which has now increased by almost three times to reach the mark of 1,530 aircraft movements per week.


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