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Dec 1, 2009

Aviation industry has grown up by 25 per cent

In spite of the recession, the aviation industry in the country has witnessed a 25 per cent growth and the number of aircraft has increased from 100 to 375, said M.R. Vasudeva, Airport Director.

He was speaking at an Aviation Conclave organised by the Nehru College of Aeronautics and Applied Sciences. Air travel was no longer unaffordable for the common man. Even if it is recession, there is crowd in the Airports and the Airlines.

There is a demand for manpower in the sector.Students should concentrate on improving English skills.The growth in the aviation industry has contributed to the growth of tourism and other associated sectors.Nearly 140 million passengers travel by air in India.

At the Coimbatore Airport, the air traffic has increased from 2 lakh passengers to 8 lakh passengers from 2005-2009.

It was necessary to have more airports, he said. Selvaraj, Station Manager, Air India, Alexander George, Sales Manager, SilkAir, spoke.Muthusamy, Director for MBA, Airline and Airport Management, welcomed the gathering.P. Krishna Kumar, Secretary of Nehru Group of Institutions, Wing Commander (Rtd) R.T. Ramanujam and MBA Faculty Ramdas spoke at the conclave.

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