‘Amenities, cargo handling focus areas’
1 We want to focus on improving passenger service and connectivity. There are 56 new airports sanctioned under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme, so now we want to make sure that they become operational as soon as possible and this again will improve connectivity and create a huge exponential demand for aviation market. So we are trying to work on that
2 There is a huge potential in air cargo services within India as well as for exports specially with regard to transport of perishable agricultural commodities.
3 As much as 30-40 per cent of fruits and vegetables perish every year before they reach the market, so we want to process them and export them and for that air connectivity is necessary.
4 Improving air cargo activities will compliment the commerce ministry’s aim to boost agricultural exports.
5 Passenger traffic is growing at 16-20 per cent, which is unprecedented in the world. Traffic growth rate in China, which is the largest aviation market, is below that of the India
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu