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New civil aviation policy likely to ground 5/20 rule

Ministry to send Cabinet note on draft policy by this week

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

The civil aviation ministry is likely to abolish the ‘5/20 rule’ that restricts companies from flying abroad unless they have flown in India for five years and have a fleet size of 20 aircraft, according to sources. “The 5/20 rule in its present form will not exist for sure,” said a senior official, with the civil aviation ministry, adding: “To ensure that the older airlines do not complain, some form of restrictions will be there.”Read more from our special coverage on "AVIATION"New civil aviation policy may be out in April: Civil Aviation ...

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First Published: Wed, April 06 2016. 00:40 IST
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