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Cabinet clears New Civil Aviation Policy

CivilAviationPolicyThe much-awaited National Civil Aviation Policy cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju adreessed a Press Conference on New Civil Aviation Policy where he stated the policy is a “game changer” for the sector.

India will be the 3rd largest civil aviation market by 2022 and Cargo – Volumes to increase by 4 times to 10 million by 2027. Regional connectivity, Cargo, MRO and Skill development to be focus areas in the civil aviation policy, said shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

Highlights of Civil Aviation Policy:

  • India to become 3rd largest civil aviation market by 2022 from 9th
  • Domestic ticketing to grow from 8 crore in 2015 to 30 crore by 2022
  • Airports having scheduled commercial flights to increase from 77 in 2016 to 127 by 2019
  • Cargo volumes to increase by 4 times to 10 million tonnes by 2027
  • Taking flying to masses – Enabling Indians to fly at Rs. 2,500 per hour under Regional Connectivity Scheme at unserved airports
  • Requirement of 5 years of domestic flying for starting international operations removed
  • Flexible and liberalized ‘open skies’ and ‘code share’ agreements
  • Incentives to MRO sector to develop as hub for South Asia
  • Ensuring availability of quality certified 3.3 lakh skilled personnel by 2025
  • Development of green-field airports and heliports
  • Enhancing ease of doing business through deregulation, simplified procedures and e-governance
  • Promoting ‘Make In India’ in Civil Aviation Sector
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