Aviation Industry in India: The Present Scenario and the Future

India is the fastest growing Aviation Market in the world creates tremendous opportunities. CAPA estimates that India’s Airline companies have reported a combined profit of USD122 million in FY2016, the first time in a decade. After a strong FY2016, traffic growth has accelerated further in FY2017, with India likely to overtake Japan this year to become the world’s third largest domestic market behind the USA and China. In reaching this milestone, India will have achieved average domestic traffic growth of over 15% per annum since the liberalisation of the sector commenced in FY2004.

India’s domestic market is on track to surpass 100 million passengers in FY2017. Domestic traffic could grow by nearly 25% in FY2018 and approach 130 million passengers. Based on aircraft deliveries, competitive dynamics and the positive outlook for the economy, domestic growth at 20% or higher could continue for up to a further two years.

International traffic is expected to expand at 10-12% in FY2017 and FY2018. Indian Aviation Industry is going to be double in another 15 years and the Airline companies are ordering 250-300 New Aircrafts within another 6 months.

Capitalising on the potential – Kasturi Institute of Management

The above statistics is a snapshot of the potential of Indian Aviation Industry and Kasturi Institute of Management was started in 2010 by Kasturi Corporate. The institute initially offered MBA- Airlines and Airport management program under Bharathiar University. Bharathiar University is the No. 1 University in Tamilnadu and Ranking 14 among the best Universities in India. The growing demand led to the introduction of BBA- Aviation Management program during the year 2011.

Every Airline needs Administrative and Operations staff for smooth handling of their Aircrafts at Airports.For safe handling of flights lot of staff members is required at Airport. These positions include Customer Support Assistant, Flight despatchers, Cargo Staff, Ramp Service Technicians, crew Schedule Coordinators, Ground handling staff from Approved Ground Handling Agents. There is a huge opportunity lying for qualified persons. Realising this potentiality Kasturi Institute of Management has tied up with International Airport association.

Kasturi Institute of Management has become an Authorized Training Centre for the world renowned International Air Transport Association (IATA).Aviation is the most exciting industry in the world. IATA fills its mission to lead, represent and serve the Airline Industry for safe, reliable air transport in the world.

More than 240 Airlines are the members of IATA and it covers more 84% of the Air Traffic in the world. IATA helps the Global economy by bring people to business, goods to market and families and friends together.

Kasturi Institute of Management is also conducting the IATA Internationally recognized qualification certificates to succeed in the Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries which are short term course.

  1. Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  2. Airport operations
  3. Passenger Ground Services.
  4. Airline Cabin Crew training
  5. Basic Cargo Training.,

Kasturi Institute of Management Studies provides the above courses to the students as value added program. Learning and obtaining IATA internationally recognized certificates will not only widen students Aviation Knowledge but also enhance their Airline and Airport managing capabilities while they are on the job. IATA Certificate will definitely fetch them the jobs all over the world.

Special features of KIMS

Kasturi Institute of Management Studies is the only Institute with the Aviation Experience for than 35 years in the Aviation Industry by doing the Ground Handling services to the Airline companies operated from Coimbatore Airport. With this three decades of Aviation experience they wanted to develop the human capital for the Aviation Industry in India and started this Unique Institute. They are the Pioneer in the Aviation Management Institute in this part of the country. This ground handling services enables them to have best tie- up with Airline and Airport Industries, which is considered to be one of the most essential pre – requisite facilities required for any Aviation Management Institute for the purpose of Practical Training during Study period as well as for OJT (On Job Training) during their final semesters and also to provide the placements to students.

  • The Institute’s MBA-Airline and Airport Management Syllabus is the most comprehensive one and it comprises of all Core Management as well as Aviation subjects with International exposure and the Best fit for imparting thorough knowledge to the students.
  • Kasturi Institute of Management Studies curriculum’s main agenda is the study tour-industrial visit to international airport, to have hands on experience with Airports and Airline operators to help them to get placements with the respective industries in the world.

The management institute has got another feather in their cap by becoming the Authorized Training Centre for the European Global Distribution system “Galileo” which helps the world Airline companies to generate Airline booking and issue of tickets. This also will widen the knowledge of Airline ticketing for the students.

Periodical visits to Airports, Travel Agents and Airline Offices and training in International airports form part of the studies. Both MBA-Airline and Airport management and BBA-Aviation Management students will get the hands on experience and training in Airport Operations during their course of study.

The team behind KIMS’s success

Kasturi Institute of Management Studies is spearheaded by the Young and Dynamic leader Dr.Vijaykumar A. Shaw, son of Dr.Arvind Kumar R Shaw. He is the Managing Trustee and the Correspondent of Kasturi Group of Institutions. Kasturi Institute of Management’s Vision and Mission are the clear evidence of Dr. Vijaykumar A Shaw’s zeal and zest and of his laudable aims. With his leadership, under the overall direction of his father Dr. Aravind Kumar R Shaw, the Chairman for the House of Madagascar in India and the Chairman Kasturi Groups, Kasturi Institute of Management Studies is moving forward in the right direction.

Dr Vijaykumar A Shaw is aiming to make Kasturi Institute of Management as one of the Best Aviation Management Institute in India to impart the best Aviation courses to the young generation of India.

On the Faculty front well qualified and Industry experienced faculty members with good academic records for teaching core Management subjects and Specialized Aviation subjects. As rightly said” Learn from the Leaders.”Kasturi Institute of Management is the Leader in Aviation Education with faculties having vast experience in the Aviation industry which no other institute can match with their Aviation experience and their Faculty members.

The Aviation faculty members are from Aviation Industry with more than three decades of Aviation Experience in the National Flag carrier Air India in various capacities like Airport Managers, Area Marketing Managers and Station Managers and handled flights at International and Domestic Airports including the VIP and VVIP Charter Flights and Foreign Dignitaries whenever they travel to India in special aircrafts. Faculties are well versed in all the areas of Airline operations including Passenger handling, Baggage and Cargo handling, Flight handling and Ramp handling services.

  • Students are getting their hands on experience with the experienced faculties.
  • Prof. M. Selvaraj, Retired Station Manager Air India Coimbatore, IATA certified Instructor for all IATA courses.
  • Prof. A.J Mathew, Retired Airport Manager, Air India Coimbatore.
  • Prof. M. Sundar, Indian Air Force, experience inAircraft Control Towers for more than 25 years.
  • Sunil, experience in Airport Ground Handling for 10 years.



Kasturi Institute of Management helps and offers assistance for successful and eligible students to get placement in various Airlines and Aviation industry all over the world. Past students have been placed in the following Airlines.

  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Spice Jet
  • Go Air
  • GMR and GVK Airport service providers in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
  • Our students have become the Airline Managers within a short span of time in foreign carriers like Oman Airways, Ethiopian Airlines in Madagascar and Qatar Airways in Qatar.

– Sujatha.S.