Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Global Aviation Summit 2019 in Mumbai today
All India Radio , Jan 15, 2019
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in Mumbai this morning. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prabhu said, India is one of the fastest growing aviation sectors and all players of the sector must come together and talk about ideas. He said, the summit is a union and it will address the problems being faced today.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said, the BJP government has reformed, performed, transformed and now it is informing about the success achieved. He asserted that India has pioneered business models and improved in affordability. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, by the beginning of 2020, the state government will make New Mumbai's airport functional, which has the capacity to add 1 per cent to GDP.
The two-day summit, with a theme 'Flying for all-especially the next 6 Billion', is being organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with FICCI. It offers stakeholders an opportunity to explore, deliberate and understand how technology-driven innovations will change air travel in the decades to come.
While inaugurating the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in Mumbai, Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said that India is one of the fastest growing aviation sectors and all the players of this sector must come together to discuss the ideas. He said that this summit is a union and this will actually address the problems that we are facing today. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had mentioned that Mumbai Airport is one of the most efficiently managed airports in India. He had also said that by the beginning of 2020, the state government will make New Mumbai's airport functional, which has the capacity to add 1% to GDP.
During the summit, Civil Aviation secretary R N Choubey had informed that India would be adding 1,000 aircraft over the next 7-8 years and one billion trips in the next 15 years. He also said that the domestic aviation has been growing at 20 per cent every year since last four years and this growth has been highest in the world.
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