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India's troubled skies

Need to beef up regulation of the aviation sector

Airport, AAI, Indian airports, Aviation
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Airport, AAI, Indian airports, Aviation

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It is unfortunate that, even as Indian air travel is growing by leaps and bounds, the civil aviation sector seems to be in a mess commercially. The latest news concerns one of India’s oldest private sector operators, Jet Airways, which is also the leading full-service operator in India. It has been reported that Jet Airways has defaulted on payments to the entities from which it leases its aircraft — it has 108 aircraft on lease, the vast majority of its fleet. It is also behindhand on payments to the Airports Authority of India. The airline insists that it will settle

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 10:40 PM IST

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