New Aviation Policy – Steps to boost Air Travel in Small Cities

Aviation Policy 2016 – Highlights

Now India is trying to boost its Air Travel at domestic level. Central Govt has given nod the new Aviation Policy to give wings to smaller cites like Bathinda, Rohtak etc. It shall be the India’ First Aviation Policy 2016.

The Aviation Ministry has also fixed the rates of Air Traveling as Rs 2,500 for each passenger for one hour traveling and almost half of the ticket for half an hour journey. The Ministry has also quashed 5/20 Norms which shall now allow the local Airlines to fly their aeroplanes abroad.

Check Some of the Main Points Regarding New Aviation Policy 2016

The Passengers can demand compensation if they are denied boarding or delayed or cancellations.

2% Cess on all domestic and International tickets to improve the regional air traveling.

If any Airlines bears any loss, that shall be borne by both State and Centre Govt in the 20:80.

The Govt has cut down airport charges, service taxes and excise duty on Aviation Turbine Fuel.

The Passengers form Middle Class People shall be able to do Air Traveling at the same price of trains between Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns. Such steps shall boost the businesses between these comparatively small cities.

Now any domestic Airlines can fly at least 20 aircraft or 20% of total aircraft capacity. Such airlines can fly their aircraft in Indian Cities.

Such easier norms may help the newly set up Airlines such as Air Asia and Vistara.

The Govt shall also facilitate the traveling with Open Sky Policy with SAARC Countries and other Countries located beyond 5,000 km from Delhi. Such steps are expected to make norms easier and increase International Traffic to India.

All the people connected with the Airlines business have welcomed this move. This step shall include India in to the Elite Club of Developed Countries.

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Updated: June 16, 2016 — 10:20 pm

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  1. Please let me know the date from which the criteria of 2500 for less tha 1hr journey will be applicable and is it for all the airline's running in private and govt sector.

    1. Infrastructure is almost ready. Still it may take a bit of time.

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