520 Rule News
CBI files case against AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, civil aviation ministry officials and others for alleged corruption
Central Bureau of Investigation names six people in its FIR, along with three firms and unknown government servants.
Reasons why 100% FDI in India's civil aviation could fail to take off
One inference that could be drawn from this is that the opening up of India's airline sector to more foreign participation is merely on paper
Aviation policy: Airlines sulk over 5/20 dilution, flyers will have to shell out more
The 5/20 rule was brought in allegedly at the insistence of one powerful full service airline years ago, so that this airline got immunity from competition from desi competitors on lucrative international routes
Vistara, AirAsia India plan to roll out more aircrafts after aviation policy takeoff
Vistara and AirAsia India, which began operations in January 2015 and June 2014, respectively, will prioritise services to the Gulf and flights to Southeast Asia to connect with their investors Singapore Airlines and AirAsia
Civil aviation policy cleared: 0/20 rule is a clincher for Vistara, AirAsia India
The policy has been finalised after nearly eight months since the Ministry came out with the revised draft in October 2015
Cabinet clears game-changer aviation policy, tweaks 5/20 rule
The policy seeks to create an eco-system to handle 300 million domestic passengers by 2022 and 500 million by 2027, and 200 million international travellers by 2027
Question before civil aviation ministry: Will populism fly before Modi?
The civil aviation sector has seen unprecedented growth without much effort from the government itself
Civil aviation policy gets delayed, likely to take off early next fiscal
The policy was expected to be finalised in the current financial year as certain proposals were to be implemented from 1 April 2016.
Civil aviation policy: Ministerial panel for replacing 5/20 rule
Under 5/20 norm, an Indian carrier is required to have at least five years of domestic operational experience and a minimum of 20 planes to go international.
As 5/20 flying rule drags on, civil aviation min to hold another 'informal' meeting on policy
A senior official in the ministry of civil aviation said there is intense "Manthan" or churning within the government over a decision on the 5/20 rule
Ratan Tata is right on flying abroad rule: High time the UPA legacy is removed once and for all
Bringing in a false sense of nationalism into every argument has become rather fashionable these days.
Group of ministers discusses draft aviation policy
The draft aviation policy, rolled out last October, contains several provisions like two per cent levy on all air tickets to fund regional connectivity and tax sops, among others, which would have financial implications when the policy comes for implementation.
Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources
The development assumes significance in view of the fact that new player AirAsia India has demanded scrapping the 5/20 norm wherein another startup airline Vistara deferred its plans to induct more planes in its fleet, after the government failed to take a decision on the issue last year.
Vistara says expansion plans on track, 5/20 or no 5/20 rule
The 5/20 rule bars Indian airlines from flying overseas unless they have completed five years of Indian operations and have a fleet of 20 aircraft.
PM Modi's concern over predatory airfares, likely cess on tickets
Under the new policy, the government is looking at enhancing air connectivity to regional and remote areas such as the North East.
Norms on flying abroad: PM Modi steps in, asks aviation ministry to hold talks with airlines
The 5/20 rule bars domestic airlines from flying overseas unless they have completed five years of domestic flying and have a fleet of 20 aircraft.
Easing norms: Will India extend Open Skies policy beyond Saarc nations?
As per the present policy, India signs bilateral air services agreements with other countries.
Centre back to drawing board on international operations of domestic carriers
The proposed rules stipulate that a new start-up domestic airline will only be allowed to operate on those international routes to begin with, which are more than six hours of flight from India.