Modi government mulls policy to ensure one flight for aam aadmi per year


  • The upcoming civil aviation policy will seek to ensure at least one flight per year for a middle class family, said G Asok Kumar, joint secretary in the civil aviation ministry.
  • The policy aims to achieve this by reducing cost and increasing accessibility for people.
  • The 5/20 norm has the problem of creating distortions to the free market and they influence long-term decisions made by airlines.
  • Officials said the 5/20 clause may not be removed entirely as a large number of carriers are opposing its removal. However, the government has decided to dump the formula to use points called domestic flying credits to replace 5/20 norms.

Source: ET

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