The all new civil aviation policy came in limelight after many companies stuck to resentment against the government which took adhered to make changes in entire old policies thus adding simple terms and conditions to the plans. This new list of civil aviation policies brings a ray of hope for attracting more players so that masses and stakeholders hold a benefit to it. The changes in the international flying sector for domestic airlines was welcomed enthusiastically. Here in the article, we will mention all the new listed policies.
Civil Aviation Policies
The new list of policies includes doing business with ease, affordable connectivity, anticipated sectors, stakeholders consultation, and so on. Policies reformed by Amber Dubey, Aerospace and Defense, KPMG India gave all the listing.
1. Doing Business With Ease
The current growth rate of the aviation sector in India is high with almost 21% more than previous records. The inclusion of new airline firms will enhance the growth rate providing masses with a better commuting options domestic as well as internationally. Thus, business handling at ease could help these company go with a better futuristic approach.
2. Affordable Connectivity
Looking at the present scenario, most of the leading airline companies have come up with offers which include low cost commuting with a usual number of aircraft at service for the masses. Presently, IndiGo, Spice Jet are providing its customers with minimum fare travel packages i.e. around 55% rate cut of total ticket prices.
3. Opportunity For Anticipated Sectors
Apart from providing passenger airlines facilities to masses, it will help in creating jobs, boost tourism, provide connectivity in remote areas and unconnected regions, thus stimulating economy classes within 2 or 3 tier categories. Sectors like MRO, Cargo, helicopters, general aviation might also get a boost up.
4. Consultation of Stakeholders
The above policy includes widest and longest stakeholder consultation. It includes 22 aspects of aviation which bring all the stakeholders together despite having the conflicting attitude towards the policies. It will help build consensus across various government ministries, stakeholders and industrialists.
5. Liberalised Operational Norms
The sole reason to bring changes in policies was to bring liberalised operational norms in the aviation sector. The norms include commotion of tax breaking laws, highly illogical 5/20 norm, etc. The current norm has been changed to 3/20 as it will take at least 3 to 4 years to get 20 number of aircraft in the fleet. All the companies agreed in the similar manner as 5/20 policies were absolute nonsense. At first, it was 0/20 but later on changed to 3/20 policy.
6. Breaking Silence On Critical Issues
Most important of all, it’s high time to speak about unattended matters on certain criteria. Breaking silence on critical issues is the utmost priority of civil aviation body. Issues such as a formation of independent Civil Aviation Body(CAA) section, privatisation of government-owned entities, the market listing of AAI, hive-off Air Navigation Services, and so on.
7. Inclusion of Stable Domestic Fares
Civil Aviation Policy includes a cap on fares of domestic flights which cover mere one hour distance. The authoritative body said Rs. 2,500 would be enough for travelling distance of maximum an hour from one city to another. The concept has been welcomed by all the major aviation firms though implementing might be the little bit confusing.
Thus, stepping towards an entirely new aviation policies is rather tough. Also, if everything works systematically and in proper coordination, then India will surely achieve the vision of becoming the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020.