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Airlines seek relief package from govt after coronavirus outbreak hits biz

Airlines sought a limited period concession of the standing rule of slot allocation, which mandates that firms must operate at least 80 per cent of their allocated slots

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Low fuel price was supposed to bring back cheer for Indian airlines. But with global spread of coronavirus, airlines are being forced to rejig their network, cut flights and delay new launches.

Arindam MajumderAneesh Phadnis New Delhi
With travel dwindling after the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Indian airline firms have sought a relief package from the government, asking that it include a waiver of landing and parking charges and payment to oil marketing companies.
 
Airlines sought a limited period concession of the standing rule of slot allocation, which mandates that firms must operate at least 80 per cent of their allocated slots. If they fail, airlines lose their right to that slot the next season.
 
Sources aware of the development said that chief executive officers of Indian airlines met Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola on Tuesday

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First Published: Mar 05 2020 | 1:44 AM IST

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