The civil aviation ministry has decided to come up with easy entry and easy exit rules for airlines providing regional connectivity, as it wants to ensure maximum industry participation in a programme that seeks to take flying to the masses.
“We do not want a situation where tough exit rules discourage airlines or companies from launching airlines to provide regional connectivity. We will provide an easy entry and easy exit option to operators,” aviation secretary RN Choubey.
In the easy exit option, any airline that starts operations on regional routes will be allowed to shut shop and leave if it feels that the operations will not be profitable after a stipulated period of time. The duration will be decided at the time when the route is awarded to a particular airline.
These rules are likely to be part of the policy on regional connectivity that will be released within 10 days. Consultancy firm Deloitte is preparing the report for the government. Currently, no such exit rules exist for any other category of airlines. Mitch Richmond Womens Jersey