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Aviation a fast growing sector: Prabhu

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Domestic passengers carriers -- mainly led by (LCCs) -- have an order book of more than 1,000 aircraft as a result of increased air connectivity and cheap air fares, leading to more Indians from small towns to travel for work and vacations by air, new Civil Minister said on Monday.

"is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy," the Prabhu said while assuming additional charge of the Ministry of Civil

Speaking on the occasion, Prabhu said the "Open Skies Policy" was leading to tremendous growth in the aviation sector and the benefits of this growth would be seen in increased employment generation.

Open Skies is an international policy concept that calls for the liberalisation of the rules and regulations of the international aviation industry, especially commercial aviation, in order to create a free-market environment for the

on Saturday appointed as Civil Aviation Minister, two days after stepped down as the quit the



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:40 IST