With the Indian economy on the upswing and the country ready to integrate with the global economy, the revamp and upgrade of existing infrastructure is of critical importance. Since aviation is the quickest and preferred mode of transportation for distance travel, and gains even more importance for the sustainable development of trade and tourism, Airports assume a significant role in this scenario.
The quality of airport infrastructure is a vital component of the overall transportation network, as it contributes directly to a country’s international competitiveness and the flow of foreign investment. 97% of the country’s foreign tourists arrive by air and tourism is the nation’s second largest foreign exchange earner.
Airports also represent a country’s window on the world. Passengers form their first impressions about a nation from the state of its airports. They can be effectively used as symbols of national pride, if we pay sufficient attention to their quality and maintenance.