London. India’s civil aviation sector has grown by 22 per cent in the first six months of this year, according to Boeing India President Dinesh Keskar.
A distinguished authority on civil aviation, Mr Keskar observed that the growth rate from January to June this year varied between 19 to 25 per cent, averaging a healthy 22 per cent, and that this rate was likely to continue over the rest of 2010.
He told India Strategic during the just-concluded Farnborough Air Show here that load factors had already gone up with a majority of the flights in India going full. Coupled with that, the airlines had increased their fares by about 15 per cent, and that had yielded net profitability to them for the first time in two years.
“Cumulatively speaking, every body is net-plus,” he said adding that Boeing will release its annual aviation forecast for India in August..
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