The financial crisis in Dubai can be an opportunity for Indian Aviation Industry, Director General Airports Council International Angela Gittens said.
Dubai crisis may go in many directions. It may affect the economic front depending on the tie-ups with India. However, it can provide an opportunity to enhance and provide the aviation capacity outside the country, Gittens told PTI.
She suggested that India should take two steps forward when Dubai one step backward to have better aviation tie-ups. The ACI is predicting a two per cent rise in global aviation revenues by 2011 mostly complemented by India, China and Brazil.
USA and European countries are still flat. Rebound will start only in 2010, the ACI head said, adding this particular recession took longer time to subdue.
As much as USD 12 billion will be required for the Indian aviation industry to meet the demand by 2030, when the demand is going to double.
Fifty per cent of the airport revenues all over the world is of non-aero. The trend is upwards and the airport charges constitute only three per cent of the airline charges, she said.
While airports get 50 per cent of their revenues from airlines, the airports have to spend 60 per cent of their revenues on maintenance. In this scenario the airports have no option but to increase the User Development Fee (UDF), she said.