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Airline CEOs bat for lower taxes, better infra to tide over ATF price hike

They say 21% of an airline's revenue goes straight to govt by way of taxes; want improved processes in order to become hubs for global travel

India intends to add 100-120 aircraft every year: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with CEOs of companies from across the spectrum of civil aviation

Aneesh Phadnis Hyderabad
Chief executive officers of Indian airlines reiterated the call for lower taxes, improved infrastructure and better processes to enable them to tide over the rise in fuel prices and become hubs for international travel.

The CEOs made the plea at a panel discussion at Wings India event in Hyderabad on Friday.

"Twenty-one per cent of an airline's revenue goes straight to the government in the form of taxes. This issue needs to be addressed immediately," IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said. " Indian airlines are among the most efficient in the world but are saddled with high taxes," added Sunil Bhaskaran,

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 6:24 PM IST

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