Wednesday, October 05, 2016

With More Airspace Opening Up For Commercial Use, Flying Will Become Cheaper In India

Domestic flights in India will become shorter and cheaper very soon. The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has set in process the move to unlock the 70 per cent airspace within the country that is now reserved for military aircraft.

According to this report in The Telegraph, commercial aircraft now have to take circuitous routes to avoid the airspace reserved for military use. This results in longer flights, more fuel consumption and, thus, higher fares.

The ministry has set up an inter-ministerial panel with representatives from the aviation and defence ministries, the DGCA and the Airports Authority of India. The restriction of 705 of India's airspace for civilian aircraft also results in severe congestion over airports.
04/10/15 Swarajya
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