Thursday, December 31, 2015

FIA seeks meeting with aviation ministry on aviation policy

New Delhi: The Federation of Indian Airlines has sought a meeting with the aviation ministry to present its views on the draft civil aviation policy (DCAP).
The ministry's meeting with FIA heads is scheduled for after January 6.
"DCAP 2015 proposes certain concepts such as auction of sovereign bilateral rights to foreign airlines, substantial ownership and effective control of Indian carriers by foreign airlines all of which are not even permitted in mature global aviation markets such as the US... To the best of our knowledge, no other progressive country in the world has adopted such self-defeating policies," FIA's associate director Ujjwal Dey has written to aviation secretary R N Choubey.
"We also remain concerned about the fact that certain earlier comments made by Air India, an erstwhile member of FIA, with regard to impact of dilution of the 5/20 rule and other key aspects of the CAP do not appear to have been taken on board while formulating the DCAP 2015," FIA adds.
30/12/15 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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