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Air Transport in India


    Various entities including private agencies are providing Air Transport in India. Air India, Interglobe Aviation, SpiceJet, Pawan Hans, etc. are providing air services. Different infrastructural facilities are rendered by Airports Authority of India ( AAI ) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation ( DGCA ).

    • Ministry of Civil Aviation is involved in formulation of national policies and programmes related to development and regulations of civil aviation including provision of aerodromes and regulation of air traffic as well as controlling the carriers, passengers and goods that are transported through air. It also advises on implementation of programmes for well ordered growth and expansion of civil aviation sector.
    • India's domestic air routes include the routes connecting from capital of the country to the capitals and other major cities of various states, from major international airports to other surrounding cities and from state capitals to smaller towns and cities in the state.
    • India's principal overseas air routes include India to UK ( London ), India to East Africa ( Nairobi, Addis Ababa, etc. ), India to Kuwait-Bahrain-Dubai, India to USA, India to China, India to Singapore-Australia, India to Russia, India to Sri Lanka, India to Japan, etc.
    • India has around 131 operational airports out of which 106 have scheduled commercial flights including some airports which are used for civilians as well as the army. There are around 34 international airports in India out of which 6 airports serve only domestic flights.
    • Indian Aviation Academy is located in News Delhi.
    • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi is located in Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh.