CURRENT SITUATION OF DOMESTIC AIRLINES (Current Affairs – 23 Feb 2018)
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), domestic air traffic of India increased by 17.9% during 2017, In 2017, about 12 million people travelled on domestic flights, compared to 10 million in 2016.
548 Aeroplanes are offering their services in 2017 and Civil Aviation will add 920 more aeroplanes by 2025 in India, In recent years, the average wages of air tickets have been decreased.
By the end of 2019, the number of people travelling in air travel will be 15 million annually and estimated investment in the civil aviation sector risen up to $ 25 million. While the number of air traffic will increase 13 percent annually, the government has recently announced to open 325 new routes for domestic airlines for inland transport.
At the same time, the government will spend more than 19000 crores on the airport construction and renovation. Apparently, it will boost the aviation industry, and also it will encourage competition.
PROPOSED ROUTE UNDER UDHAN YOJANA
Chennai Year in
Kolkata – Pune
AEROPLANE TICKET ARE CHEAPER THAN TRAIN TICKET IN SOME CASE
For example, if you see tickets after 2 months from now between Mumbai to Delhi on Rajdhani express fares is Rs. 4760on 3rd April 2018, If the investigation of the flight fares on the same date, the minimum fare between Delhi and Mumbai is Rs. 1910.
Although the RUTT is not busy, the trend of rent is quite the opposite. For instance, if you talk about Shimla from Delhi, on 2nd April, if you catch Kalka train from Delhi to Shimla, the rent in any season will not be more than thousand rupees. If you want to go to Delhi to Shimla by aeroplane on 2nd April, you have to spend Rs. 8400.
WHY AIR TRAVEL INCREASING IN INDIA
Many reasons for the increase in air travel in the country first reason is the cost of air travel. After this person has got cheaper airfares, time-saving, increasing competition among airlines, increase in passengers’ expenditure capacity, growing number of aircraft, small towns Under the first new airports, regional air connectivity, connecting small towns with air routes and the intriguing schemes of private companies.
Another reason for this is that in India if rail covered 100 km distance that cost travelled will be $ 15.98 and in aeroplane cost of travel 100 km is $ 10.38.
History of Indian Airlines
After the introduction of the airline in India, the British rulers were needed, then for the postal services, it was talked of starting the airline in India, after which two companies of Tata Airline and Indian National Airways started, they started with a light engine powered aircraft.
In 1912, the first commercial domestic flight service between Delhi and Karachi started, during World War II, all Indian aeroplanes were used for strategic needs.
After the war ended in August 1945, the government’s control over the airlines was lifted, after which it started operating again for commercial use.
In 1947, the British government received 122 applications for a new license, 11 years after independence in 1947, fixed licenses were issued in addition to the three companies named Air India, Indian National Airways and Air Services of Indian, instead of Tata Airlines.In April 1953, an agreement relating to Air Corporation was passed in Parliament.