Mention any four merits and two demerits of air transport.
Merits of Air Transport :
- It is the fastest mode of transport.
- It is the most comfortable and prestigious mode of transport.
- It can cover very difficult terrains like high mountains dreary deserts, dense forests and long oceanic stretches with great ease.
- At the time of natural calamities, relief measures and relief operations can be carried out immediately.
- India has long international frontiers. Air services play an important role in sending defence personnel and goods as when and where they are required.
- Air travel is not within the reach of the common people.
- It is costliest mode of transport.
- It is adversely affected by bad weather conditions.