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Govt to release new policy framework to deepen air connectivity in country

To release policy to incentivise small aircraft and helicopter operations

Similar to 9/11, the fear of flying has also hit business travel the hardest and it is expected to return the last — and only after a revival of leisure travel.

Aneesh PhadnisArindam Majumder Hyderabad
The civil aviation ministry is set to release a new policy framework to incentivise small aircraft and helicopter operations in order to deepen air connectivity in the country.

In 2016 the civil aviation ministry launched its regional connectivity scheme - called Udan. Over 400 routes and 66 airports have been operationalised under the Udan scheme.

While the Udan routes at present are being operated by 50-70 seater ATR, Bombardier or Embraer aircraft, the proposed policy will cater to small aircraft with 19 seats or less, sea planes and helicopters.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is expected to announce the small

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 2:58 PM IST

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