Boeing Forecasts Demand for 2,100 New Airplanes in India

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bangalore: Boeing forecasts a demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India, valued at $290 billion, over the next 20 years. The company released the new numbers this week as part of its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) briefings for India.

“Commercial aerospace demand in India continues to grow at unprecedented rates,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The increasing number of passengers combined with a strong exchange rate, low fuel prices and high load factors bodes well for India’s aviation market, especially for the low-cost carriers.”

Single-aisle airplanes, like the 737 MAX family, will continue to account for the largest share of new deliveries, with airlines in India needing approximately 1,780 airplanes. “The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history because customers throughout the world, including India, want its combination of performance, flexibility and efficiency,” said Keskar. “Boeing also continues to offer the most complete family of widebody airplanes, as evidenced by our more than 85 percent in-service market share in India.”

Passenger Traffic growth in India is predicted at more than 20 percent, far exceeding the global average of 7.3 percent. Domestic passenger traffic increased 23 percent from 2016 in India. The low-cost carriers continue to account for more than 60 percent of all flights