Saturday, July 07, 2018

Stakeholders want Navy to defer proposed curbs on civilian flights

Visakhapatnam: A stakeholders meeting, held to discuss ‘the impact on civil aircraft movements vis-à-vis military slots’ on Visakhapatnam Airport, decided to request the Navy to defer the proposed restrictions on civil flights by six months and to restrict the military slots from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The meeting, chaired by MP K. Haribabu, who is also chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee (AAC), was held at Visakhapatnam Airport on Saturday.

The participants at the meeting felt that if the Navy could restrict to the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. slot, the impact on civilian flights would be minimal. They also wanted the Navy to defer the proposed slots from the coming winter schedule to the next summer schedule as some airlines have already submitted timings for winter schedules, which may lead to more cancellations, if implemented from the winter schedule.
07/07/18 The Hindu

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