Strong recovery for aviation industry in 2010

Strong recovery for aviation industry in 2010The Economic Survey has revealed that the civil aviation industry experienced a strong recovery in 2010 with the domestic passenger traffic rising 19 per cent to 51.53 million.

This was despite the fact that the industry was hit hard by the global financial meltdown and high fuel cost.

From in.finance.yahoo.com:

“The civil aviation sector in India has resumed a higher trajectory of growth after emerging from adverse impact of global financial crisis. The potential for higher levels of growth in the future is also very high,” said the Economic Survey 2010-11, tabled in Parliament.

It, however, cautioned that Indian carriers operate in an exceptionally high-cost environment and higher prices of air turbine fuel (ATF) can derail the growth of the sector.

“In the backdrop of higher crude oil prices, there is a severe risk of dampening of passenger market growth by quickly making air travel out of reach for a significant portion of the market, which was fuelling its growth,” the Survey said.

It also noted that widening differential in ATF prices, which account for 40 per cent operating costs of the Indian carriers and its huge negative impact on airline balance sheet, are eroding their competitiveness.

“The losses being registered by Indian carriers may result in reduced connectivity, thereby affecting growth in this sector,” the Survey said.

On the steps taken by the Civil Aviation Ministry to push growth, the Survey said that a Working Group on Regulatory Framework has been set up to protect consumer interests including disclosure of passenger tariffs and conditions of service by domestic airlines.

The Economic Survey 2010-11 also revealed that growth of the sector could be derailed by the fact that Indian carriers operate in an exceptionally high-cost environment and higher prices of air turbine fuel (ATF).

5 Responses to “Strong recovery for aviation industry in 2010”

  1. leiashultz says:

    What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable
    know-how about unpredicted emotions.

  2. peter.milner says:

    I like the helpful info you provide for your articles. I’ll bookmark your
    blog and test again here frequently. I am relatively
    certain I will be told a lot of new stuff right right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  3. lynwoodchildress says:

    You need to take part in a contest for one of the
    highest quality sites on the internet. I am going to highly recommend this
    website!

  4. stephan_branton says:

    Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Many thanks for supplying this information.

  5. miguelwyman says:

    I like reading an article that will make people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!