Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, which forecasts market of 1,000 commercial jets for the Asia Pacific region in the 150 seats segment in the coming 20 years, says India would need smaller aircraft to meet its traffic demand.
Presenting an alternative to the six major overcrowded airports of the country, Cesar Pereira vice-president Asia Pacific, Embraer said on the sidelines of the Wings India 2018 at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on Friday that bringing in more wide-bodied jets would not solve the problem.
"There must be small aircraft making point-to-point flights avoiding these six hubs, which already take 60 per cent of the traffic," he said.
Unlike other BRICS countries, India is the only country that does not have a regional fleet, Cesar added.
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