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Emirates targets India non-hub growth
Published: 04/09/2012 RSS
Emirates has released a report outlining its benefits to the Indian economy which it hopes will open up more routes, particularly to non-hub airports.
The airline commissioned the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) to conduct an 'Emirates in India' report to examine the economic benefit of its Indian operations. Overall, it found Emirates has contributed $596 million to the Indian economy.
The report states that while Emirates' services to Mumbai ($134 million) and Delhi ($88 million) are understandably the most valuable among the 10 Indian airports it serves, its traffic growth through non-hub airports is rising faster, by 66 per cent, compared to 32 per cent in India’s hub airports, over the last four years. The total economic impact of Emirates in non-metro cities is US$143 million.
The fifth section of the report outlines three scenarios if the bilateral agreement is increased by 60,000, 70,000 and 80,000 seats per week - and states this would yield benefits of $644 million, $721 million and $790 million respectively.
Expansion to Amritsar, Mangalore, Tiruchirapally and Pune would yield "an additional $49 million to the Indian economy".
Click here to read the report.
For more information, visit emirates.com
Report by Dominic Ellis