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On the delayed salaries for the staff of Air India, the minister said that all the employees have been assured of their salaries.
He said in the next 10 years the Indian aviation sector would carry about 180 million passengers, of which 80 million will be international, from the current level of 60 million and 40 million, respectively. The minister said India remains one of the major aviation market s across the world and by 2020 it could become one among the top five.
He said the government has already approved the setting up of 15 new greenfield airports under the public private partnership model.
“Our next focus is on providing air connectivity to remote and interior areas of the country by developing low cost airports and encourage the growth of regional airlines,” he added.
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