Key Messages

India’s aviation market is the third largest worldwide, after the United States of America (USA) and China. Various government policies and initiatives, including the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Policy, which aimed at enhancing rural connectivity, have aided in the growth of the sector.

The decarbonisation of the aviation sector will be multifaceted and complex, and there are several noteworthy barriers to decarbonisation. Policy implementation with country- and region-specific directives will be core to the acceleration of this process. Efforts should be focused on cost-effective SAF production and scaling up, in addition to the adoption of global best practices in this sector. Seeking more intensive collaborations and strategic partnerships in aviation will lay the foundation for a systemic low-carbon transition.