Boeing: India among highest traffic growth

Mumbai, Aug. 13, 2015: Boeing projects a demand for 1,740 new airplanes, valued at $240 billion, over the next 20 years in India.

The company released its annual India Current Market Outlook (CMO) today in Mumbai, forecasting the South Asia region will have among the highest traffic growth around the world at 8.6 percent.

“Over the next 20 years, Boeing forecasts India will need 1,740 new airplanes worth $240 billion,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “India’s economy and the country’s potential for air travel growth – both for leisure and business – continues to be strong and we remain confident in the Indian commercial aerospace market.”

The largest demand from airlines in India will be for single-aisle airplanes such as the Next-Generation 737 and new 737 MAX, while twin-aisle airplane demand, such as the 777 and 787 Dreamliner families will also continue. The number of low cost carriers is projected to grow to more than 30 percent of the total Indian market.

“The Indian market is highly competitive and airlines are adapting with added capacity, moderate pricing discipline and new business models, such as the growing number of low cost carriers,” said Keskar. “We continue to believe Boeing’s comprehensive airplane family meets our customers’ needs with superior economics and fuel efficiency, improved environmental performance and a great passenger experience.”

New Airplane Deliveries to India: 2015-2034

Airplane type Seats Total deliveries Dollar value
Regional jets 90 and below 20 <$1B
Single-aisle 90-230 1,460 $160B
Widebody 200-300 260 $80B
Total 1,740(4.6% of world total) $240(4.3% of world total)

Boeing projects a worldwide demand for 38,050 new airplanes over the next 20 years, with India carriers needing more than 4.5 percent of the total global demand during the forecast period.

Boeing’s Current Market Outlook is the longest running jet forecast and regarded as the most comprehensive analysis of the aviation industry. The full report can be found at

Boing 787 Dreamliner

Source: Boeing Commercial Airplanes