Highlights of new civil aviation policy

| Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 22:31
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Highlights: Civil Aviation Policy

New Delhi: Highlights and vision of India's first integrated civil aviation policy that was approved at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
- Make India 3rd largest civil aviation market by 2022 from 9th
- Push domestic travel to 300 million passengers by 2022 from 80 million now
- Scheduled operations to expand from 77 airports now to 127 by 2019
- Cargo volumes to increase 4 times to 10 million tonnes by 2027
- Cap of Rs 2,500 per ticket on regional routes
- Sticky 5/20 rule for airlines to fly overseas replaced with new norms: 20 aircraft or 20 per cent deployment on domestic routes
- Flexible, liberalized open skies and code share agreement
- Incentives for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul to make India a hub in South Asia
- Skilling of 3.3 lakh personnel by 2025 with certification
- Focus also on development of green-field airports and heliports
- Focus on ease of doing business through deregulation, procedures and e-governance
- Promoting "Make In India" in civil aviation sector
- Detained scheme soon to fund operators in regional routes
- Bilateral rights and code share agreements to be liberalised 
- Open skies policy with countries in South Asia on reciprocal basis
- Encouragement to states to develop airports
- Compensation to Airports Authority for airports within 150 km of existing ones
- Promotion of chopper usage with separate regulations soon
- Promotion of four heli-hubs initially
- Facilitation of helicopter emergency medical services
- Customs duty on parts for maintenance units rationalised
- Ground handling policy to be replaced with new framework to ensure fair competition
- Three ground handling agencies including Air India arms at all major airports 
- At non-major airports, operator to decide number of ground handling agencies
- Domestic scheduled airline, chopper services allowed self-handling at airports 

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