In August this year, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the central government aimed to provide the facility for affordable air travel to every person in the country. As part of the domestic civil aviation sector’s expansion in the past four years, new airports have been set up in several smaller cities and air services started on new routes, connecting these places with big cities, said the Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia. “We want to provide an affordable air travel facility to the common people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time and again said that this facility should be such that even a person wearing ‘hawai chappal’ (slippers) can travel by air. We in India have the full potential to make it a reality,” the Minister of Civil Aviation said. He went on to say that the government was making efforts towards expansion of the air services with a view to provide air travel facilities to more and more common people in the coming decade.