‘Aviation policies implemented in ad hoc manner in India’

Major aviation policy decisions in India, like the FDI policy, have often been implemented in an “ad hoc manner” and retraced at times, leading to political controversies, disillusioned investors and industry losses, a aviation consultancy firm said on Friday, July 26.

While liberalisation of FDI policy to allow foreign airlines to invest in Indian carriers was a welcome step, “but the manner of its execution has left a lot to be desire,” the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said.

“India has made no serious attempt to address the industry’s core structural challenges, particularly the fiscal and cost environment, which is particularly hostile” now due to “stubbornly high fuel prices compounded by a sharp depreciation of Rupee and a punitive ad valorem sales tax.”  

Full report here Hindustan Times


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