Civil Aviation Ministry officials said that there were about 400 aircraft in 2013 and in 2021-22, the number increased to 700. Airlines in India are going to add 15 per cent capacity or 100 to 110 aircraft per year and the aviation sector is looking close to 1,200 aircraft by 2027.

Passenger growth

The Airports Authority of India has projected the all-India passenger growth for the next few years as 371 million passengers in 2023-24 and 412 million in 2024-25.

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