Air Transport in India: ISIC 62

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Mar 2018

Industry forecast to see 12% CAGR over 2016-2021 thanks to growing consumer income and efforts to improve air connectivity in India

Increasing operational costs and high price sensitivity of Indian consumers may eat into industry’s profits over forecast period

Encouraged by expanding domestic demand, Indian airlines remain bullish on aircraft fleet expansion plans

Improving air connectivity and rising consumer income help to fuel industry’s growth

Industry’s turnover expands by 12% in 2016 to INR816.2 billion

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Improving air connectivity and rising consumer income fuel industry’s growth
Encouraged by rising domestic demand, Indian airlines continue to invest in new aircraft
Strained airport infrastructure to become an issue for airlines

Competitive Landscape

Rising costs and competition may eat into profit margins
Scheduled airlines remain dominant, but low-cost is the fastest-growing segment

Industry Overview

Chart 1 Production vs Nominal GDP 2001–2021
Table 1 Key Industry Indicators 2011–2016
Table 2 Key Industry Indicators: Annual Growth 2012–2016


Table 3 Industry Leaders: Company Production Shares in 2016

Import and Export

Chart 2 Export Growth 2001-2016
Table 4 Import and Export 2011–2016

Market and Buyers

Table 5 Key Market Indicators 2011–2016
Table 6 Key Market Indicators: Annual Growth 2012–2016


Chart 3 Household Expenditure on Air Transport vs GDP 2001–2021
Chart 4 Household Expenditure on Air Transport vs Population 2001–2021
Table 7 Households: Key Statistics 2011–2016

B2B Buyers

Table 8 B2B Sales Structure 2011–2016
Table 9 B2B Sales Structure: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 10 B2B Sales Structure: Share of Total 2011–2016

Key B2B Buyer Analysis

Chart 5 Production vs GDP 2001–2021
Chart 6 Costs vs Spending on Air Transport 2001–2016
Table 11 Key Statistics 2011–2016
Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-trailers
Chart 7 Production vs GDP 2001–2021
Chart 8 Costs vs Spending on Air Transport 2001–2016
Table 12 Key Statistics 2011–2016


Chart 9 Supply Structure (Rs million, in 2016)
Table 13 Supply Structure 2011–2016
Table 14 Supply Structure: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 15 Supply Structure:Share of Total 2011–2016

Labour Costs

Chart 10 Number of Employees vs Average Salary 2001–2016
Chart 11 Output per Employee vs Average Salary 2001–2016
Table 16 Key Statistics 2011–2016

B2B Suppliers

Table 17 B2B Supliers 2011–2016
Table 18 B2B Suppliers: Annual Growth 2012–2016
Table 19 B2B Suppliers: Share of Total 2011–2016

Key B2B Suppliers Statistics

Refined Petroleum Products
Chart 12 Production vs GDP 2001–2021
Chart 13 Price and Expenditure Dynamics 2001–2016
Table 20 Key Statistics 2011–2016
Road Passenger and Freight Transport
Chart 14 Production vs GDP 2001–2021
Chart 15 Expenditure Dynamics 2001–2016
Table 21 Key Statistics 2011–2016

Industry Attractiveness Index

Chart 16 Attractiveness Index of Air Transport Among Other India Industries
Chart 17 Binary Diagram of Attractiveness Index
Table 22 Attractiveness Index Composition

Attractiveness Index: Explanation

Future Outlook

Table 23 Forecasts 2017–2022


Air Transport
Non-scheduled Air Transport
Scheduled Air Transport