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Indian airlines plan to add 110-120 planes a year: Jyotiraditya Scindia

At present, Indian airlines have a combined fleet of 710 aircraft, up from 400 eight years ago

Jyotiraditya Scindia
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Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia (extreme right) and others during the second day of Wings India 2022, at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo: PTI

Aneesh Phadnis Hyderabad
Indian carriers intend to add 110-120 planes a year as they look to rebuild their business after the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday.

Domestic airlines added more than 100 planes for the first time in 2018 with IndiGo accounting for half of 120 inductions. But the growth slowed down with the collapse of Jet Airways in 2019 and the spread of Covid-19 infections in 2020.

At present, Indian airlines have a combined fleet of 710 aircraft, up from 400 eight years ago. While most of the aircraft inductions have been led by narrow-body Airbus

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First Published: Mar 26 2022 | 12:27 AM IST

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