India’s aviation industry is seeing significant growth, with the government planning to invest around US$12 billion in airports and aircraft by 2025 to meet rising demand. This growth is driven by factors such as a surge in air cargo and record-breaking passenger numbers at major airports like Indira Gandhi International, Mumbai International, and Bangalore International. As the country’s middle class and global economic profile continue to expand, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that India will become the world’s third-largest air passenger market in the next decade.
This growth presents new challenges for India’s airports, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, sustainability, and technology. Sonu Verghese, Customer Partner at Kyndryl India, emphasizes the critical role that technology will play in shaping India’s aviation sector in the coming years.
As air travel becomes more accessible and affordable, airports must embrace digital transformation and innovation to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of passengers, businesses, and communities. They must also scale their operations to ensure complete air mobility in the future. The evolution of air travel in India goes beyond just safety and commercial viability. It promises to deliver a seamless and personalized end-to-end experience for travelers.