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India's troubled skies

Need to beef up regulation of the aviation sector

Airport, AAI, Indian airports, Aviation

Airport, AAI, Indian airports, Aviation

Business Standard Editorial Comment
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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