SME Times News Bureau | 13 Jan, 2020
Minister of State for
Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said that the aviation sector will provide
win-win opportunities for not just players within the country but also abroad.
Launching the Curtain
Raiser Video for "Wings India 2020", the minister said this, adding
will strengthen the civil aviation sector and will contribute towards its
"India, being the
third largest domestic Civil Aviation market in the world and showing a robust
growth, is poised for greater heights. With the kind of fleet expansion
underway, India will soon have about 2000 civil aviation aircrafts in the sky,
we will be doubling the number of airports with Airports Authority of India
(AAI) readying to invest more than Rs.25,000 crore in Airport infrastructure
and we have a structured privatisation program in place" said Puri.
Wings India 2020, a
flagship event of Indian Civil Aviation industry will be held at Begumpet
Airport, Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020.
Also present at the
event was the Guest of Honour, Mr K T Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Electronics
& communication Department, Government of Telangana and Mission of Heads in
India of Various foreign countries among other senior officers of Ministry of
Speaking at the event, KT
Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Information Technology, Electronics &
Communications Department, Government of Telangana said "We are delighted
to get the opportunity to host Asia's largest civil aviation event in
Hyderabad, a city which has the potential to become an aviation hub for sector
in the coming years. We are sure that the exhibition of such prestigious
stature will give adequate stimulus to the local economy".
Earlier, welcoming the
dignitaries, Mr Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation,
Government of India said that the summit aims to bring all players,
facilitators and regulators of aviation fraternity under one roof to explore
It's a platform for all
civil aviation sector stakeholders to achieve greater synergies; learn from
best practices of each other.
Wings India 2020 is
also Asia's largest and most popular gathering in the industry. Organized by
Ministry of Civil Aviation, AAI and FICCI the event is expected to attract top
leaders, special invitees in foreign ministers for civil aviation and global
CEOs, suppliers, strategic partners, organizations and the media.