Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo, sees huge potential in India’s aviation sector. While sharing his views at the AIMA’s 50th National Management Convention, he said that there is a direct connection between a country’s development and the growth of its aviation industry. He also added that 8-9 per cent of Indians hold passports, and each and every one has an ambition to travel abroad. Comparing India to China, Elbers pointed out that India, with a population of 1.4 billion, has only 750 aircraft, while China, with a similar population, boasts 3,500 aircraft. Elbers highlighted the economic impact of the aviation industry, stating that every rupee invested in aviation returns Rs 3.1 to the broader economy. This underlines the significance of aviation and explains why the Indian government is keen on promoting its growth through policies and infrastructure development.