The Economic Impact of the Indira Gandhi International Airport
Prime examples of PPP in Indian aviation are new and redeveloped metro airports in the past decade. The largest of these, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi, handling 57.7 million passengers in 2016-17, has also emerged as the largest airport in South Asia, and one of the world’s fastest growing ones. According to the Airbus Global Market Forecast for 2016-35, domestic air traffic in India is estimated to grow more than five-fold over the next 20 years.
This NCAER research study, carried out with the support of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the IGIA operator, seeks to assess the current and future economy-wide impact of the IGIA. The study builds on NCAER’s long-standing analytical work on input-output tables, giving up quantitative assessments under different scenarios of what this impact is and would be in the future.