“Civil Aviation policy will be a turning point for airline sector”, says experts


New Delhi – The policy led by government i.e. “civil aviation policy” will be a turning point for the sector in attracting more audiences.

“This policy will help the masses to fly as they welcomed scrapping of the 5/20 international flying norms for local airlines”, stakeholders and experts on Wednesday said.

Air Asia India CEO Amar Abrol said, "Though a 0/0 or 0/10 would have been more than welcome, the amendments that have been made to the policy are encouraging."

This policy will provide airline a clear direction which will help in rise of the airline operations in India and grow our business in the domestic segment" he said.

“The airlines will focus in India and will expand the fleet size”, he stated.

The long-awaited new civil aviation policy has some path breaking changes that should unlock regional connectivity as well as open up opportunities for carriers entering the Indian market, Sharat Dhall, President, Yatra.com, said.

"The policy will go towards making India an aviation friendly regime and help in broad-basing the coverage and network," Rahul Gangal, Partner (Aerospace and Defence) at Roland Berger India said.