Thursday, August 09, 2018

Govt hikes compensation for maintenance costs of Air India planes used for VVIP flights

New Delhi:  The government has decided to increase the compensation for maintenance costs of Boeing 747-400 aircraft operated by Air India for VVIP flights, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

For the current fiscal, the budgeted amount for annual maintenance of Air India's Boeing planes used for VVIP flights is Rs 320 crore, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha.

The expenditure excludes that of crew and staff salaries, insurance, depreciation and interest on borrowings, among others.

In a written reply, Sinha said the government has decided to revise the compensation towards maintenance costs on VVIP flights (special extra section flights) operations with Boeing 747 aircraft.
09/08/18 PTI/Times of India

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