Emirates pumps US$848m into India’s GDP

Emirates Airline is estimated to have contributed over US$848 million annually to India’s GDP, according to the results of an economic impact study conducted by the New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).


Emirates Airline is estimated to have contributed over US$848 million annually to India’s GDP, according to the results of an economic impact study conducted by the New Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

NCAER estimates that Emirates’ operations have contributed over US$848 million annually to India’s GDP, supporting over 86,000 Indian jobs and generating almost US$1.7 billion in Foreign Exchange Earnings.

With India’s aim to become the thirdlargest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030, the NCAER study emphasises the important contribution that Emirates makes to India’s economy and aviation sector. The report also forecasts the increased contribution that Emirates would be able to make if capacity entitlements were expanded.

“The NCAER study underlines the importance of air transport and its role as an economic driver in India,” said Adnan Kazim, divisional senior VP – strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical aff airs, Emirates Airline.

“Aviation facilitates trade and tourism, and creates employment in many diff erent industries. Emirates’ annual operations alone support more than 86,000 jobs across India and contribute US$848 million to the economy. We are confi dent that with increased capacity, we can contribute even more to India’s economic growth and development by opening new conduits for trade and investment, through our growing worldwide network.”