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Direct employment in the aviation and aeronautical manufacturing sector is around 2,50,000 employees

Posted On: 22 DEC 2022 2:10PM by PIB Delhi

The details of the domestic growth rate registered in the Indian Aviation sector during the last three years is given below:

Year               Domestic Passengers          Percentage

                             (in millions)          Growth

2019-20                  275                                -0.3%

2020-21                  105                               -61.7%

2021-22                  167                                58.5 %  

The direct employment in the aviation and aeronautical manufacturing sector is around 2,50,000 employees. This includes pilots, cabin crew, engineers, technicians, airport staff, ground handling, cargo, retail, security, administrative and sales staff etc.

The all-India passenger throughput growth as projected by the Airports Authority of India for the next three years is provided as under:

Year                                 Passenger (in million)

2023-24                                     371

2024-25                                     412  

2025-26                                     453

Hospitality and aviation have been worst affected during COVID which has impacted revenue and profitability of the stakeholders. The revenue earned during the last three years by airlines, airports, ground handling and cargo is attached at ANNEXURE.

The percentage growth of the airline sector in 2019-20 as compared to 2018-19 was 23% (approx) and 2020-21 the growth was negative at -57% (approx). However, the growth in Financial Year 2021-22 as compared to 2020-21 was 47% (approx).

Revenue (approx.) earned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) during the last three years is as follows:

Financial Year                Amount (Rs in crore)

 2019-20                           12,837

 2020-21                             4,867

 2021-22                             6,841

Measures being taken by Government for increase growth of aviation sector include the following:

(i) AAI and other Airport Developers have targeted capital outlay of approximately Rs. 98,000 crore in airport sector in the next five years for expansion and modification of existing terminals, new terminals and strengthening of runways, among other activities.

(ii) The Government of India has accorded 'In-Principle' approval for setting up of 21 Greenfield Airports namely, Mopa in Goa, Navi Mumbai, Shirdi and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Hassan and Shivamogga in Karnataka, Dabra (Gwalior) in Madhya Pradesh, Kushinagar and Noida (Jewar) in Uttar Pradesh, Dholera and Hirasar in Gujarat, Karaikal in Puducherry, Dagadarthi, Bhogapuram and Oravakal (Kurnool) in Andhra Pradesh, Durgapur in West Bengal, Pakyong in Sikkim, Kannur in Kerala and Donyi Polo, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh across the country.

(iii) Under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - UdeDesh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), 453 routes connecting 70 airports (including nine heliports and two water aerodromes) have been operationalized.

(iv) Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate has been reduced from 18% to 5% for domestic Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

(v) A conducive aircraft leasing and financing environment has been enabled.

(vi) The domestic capacity of the airlines has been restored to full, as in pre-COVID period.

(vii) Improvement in air navigation infrastructure at airports is being carried out.

(vii) The domestic capacity of the airlines has been restored to full, as in during pre-Covid times.

(viii) Improvement in air navigation infrastructure at Indian airports is being carried out.

 

ANNEXURE

 (1)  Profit/Loss for the Airlines (in crore)

Airline

FY 2019-20

FY 2020-21

FY 2021-22

IndiGo

1626.06

-5193.10

-3581.34

Air India 

-4660.30

-4700.96

-3693.71

AI Express

751.68

751.68

149.76

Alliance Air

65.46

65.46

-224.92

SpiceJet

-507.93

-1383.67

-2216.74

Vistara

-1563.28

-1,675.09

-1254.45

Go First

-481.67

-343.42

-836.49

Air Asia

-813.09

-1396.03

-1810.29

Blue Dart

-96

89

81.20

Total

-4,769.98

-12,479.10

-11,657.89

Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation

 

(2) Profit/Loss for the Cargo (in crore)

Cargo

FY 2019-20

FY 2020-21

FY 2021-22

Celebi

40

99

95

AAICLAS

151

96

152

AISATS

26

47

29

Total

217

242

276

 

(3) Profit/Loss for the Ground Handlers (in crore)

 

Airport

FY 2019-20

FY 2020-21

FY 2021-22

AIASL

66

-203

15

AISATS

33

-76

4

Celebi

86

-29

11

Total

185

-308

30

 

(4) Profit/Loss of AAI for last three years (in crore)

Financial Year               

Profit/Loss

2019-20           

1985.09

2020-21

-1962.06

2021-22

8.76

   Source: Airports Authority of India

 

(5) Profit/Loss details of PPP Airports

       

(₹ in crore)

 

 

FY 2018-19

FY 2019-20

FY 2020-21

SL No

Name of Airport

Profit /
Loss

Profit/
Loss

Profit/
Loss

1

Cochin

170.65

215.12

-87.21

2

Bangalore

674.10

309.10

-572.8

3

Hyderabad

732.75

636.81

-151.00

4

Kannur

-46.17

-94.66

-184.06

5

Delhi

-111.77

13.15

-317.41

6

Mumbai

96.04

-119.12

-331.64

7

Ahmedabad*

NA

NA

-83.28
(from Nov 20 to Mar 21)

8

Lucknow*

NA

NA

-38.21
(from Nov 20 to Mar 21)

9

Mangaluru*

NA

NA

-28.97
(from Nov 20 to Mar 21)

10

Jaipur**

NA

NA

NA

11

Guwahati**

NA

NA

NA

12

Thiruvananthapuram**

NA

NA

NA

13

Durgapur

-49.70

-49.50

-54.10

 

NA - Not Applicable, as the airport during the period was operated and managed by AAI

* The airports have been handed over to private partners in October/November 2020.

** The airports have been handed over to private partners in October 2021.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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YB



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