GS-3, Uncategorized

Boosting Regional Air Connectivity

Context Civil Aviation, being a central subject, gets little attention from states. It is evident from the fact that very few States in India have active civil aviation departments. The Regional Connectivity Scheme, Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN), has become a game changer as this flagship programme has a built-in mechanism to develop stakes of State governments in… Continue reading Boosting Regional Air Connectivity

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Carriers can choose regional route

The Hindu Issue Reforms in the aviation sector to boost regional connectivity. What is the plan? The civil aviation ministry has planned to give domestic carriers the choice of regional airports that they may find viable to fly to. Taking a cue from the ‘Swiss Challenge’ model, the airlines will submit their proposals for operating… Continue reading Carriers can choose regional route

Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

Draft Civil Aviation Policy 2015

Article Link In an effort to take air travel to the masses, the Union government, in October 2015, came out with its new draft civil aviation policy. Highlights of the Policy: The policy proposes to cap small town route fares at Rs. 2,500 per flying hour per ticket and imposes a 2% cess on all… Continue reading Draft Civil Aviation Policy 2015