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Indian airports face capacity crunch as aviation market booms

Domestic passenger numbers topped 100 million last year


Reuters  |  Mumbai 

India's aviation industry risks a capacity crunch as an expansion in landing slots and terminals fails to keep pace with the number of jets entering the market and rapid growth in demand from travellers, executives warned on Wednesday. Airlines including Interglobe Aviation's IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir have 880 aircraft on order as they tap into a market growing 20 per cent-plus per annum thanks to rising incomes and low-cost fares. Domestic passenger numbers topped 100 million last year, with most of the growth involving flights into and out of the biggest ...

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First Published: Wed, February 08 2017. 18:58 IST