Monday, August 13, 2012

NEWS | Submit foreign operation plans by Aug-end: Min to airlines

Indian carriers, most of which have planned to expand foreign operations from this winter, have been asked by Civil Aviation Ministry to submit their international flight plans till 2014 by this month end.

The ministry's move comes in the wake of aggressive expansion carried out so far by foreign carriers, especially those from the Middle East.
Official sources said the global operation plans of the Indian carriers would be discussed at a meeting early next month.
The data have been sought to assess the capability of Indian carriers to operate international flights, in terms of their fleet, crew and bilateral rights used, they said.
At present, foreign airlines weekly operate 1,356 flights to India as against just over 800 by Indian carriers. Indian carriers permitted to operate international flights are Air India, Jet, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Kingfisher.

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