European OEM Airbus expects that airline traffic in India will grow by 8.1% per year over the next 20 years, almost double the global average of 4.4%. Like China, India is experiencing a boom in its middle-class population, which is driving substantial increases in air travel. On top of that, rising urbanization and ambitious government-backed regional connectivity programs will also enhance demand. By 2036, predicts Airbus, Indians will each make four times as many flights as today. This ...

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