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Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, vice president, India and Nepal, Emirates, presented the study Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, vice president, India and Nepal, Emirates, presented the study

Emirates: USD 848 Million Impact on Indian Economy

A study that measured Emirates’ input to the Indian economy estimates that the airline’s operations

contribute over USD848 million annually to the country’s GDP. Moreover, the carrier has over the years supported over 86,000 Indian jobs and generated almost USD1.7 billion in foreign exchange earnings.

With India aiming to become the third-largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030, Adnan Kazim, divisional senior vice president, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs, Emirates, commented that the carrier has been committed to India since the launch of operations in 1985 and has progressively grown services to the country by increasing capacity and opening new routes.

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