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Domestic airlines devise new ways to reduce fuel burn, operating costs

Air India, AirAsia India and IndiGo operated first trial flights after recieving approval from DGCA

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Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Domestic airlines will start a new flight procedure to reduce fuel burn and cut operating costs. Under this procedure, airlines will not carry extra fuel for diversion to an alternate airport. Fuel cost accounts for 30-40 per cent of an airline's expense in India. 

Air India, AirAsia India and IndiGo operated first trial flights after recieving approval from  the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Typically, airlines file a flight plan after factoring in diversion airport in case its flight is unable to land at the destination. Thus, the aircraft has to carry additional fuel back and forth. This is

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 9:22 PM IST

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