The Association of Private Airport Operators (APAO) has opposed the Civil Aviation MinistryÂ´s proposed regional connectivity policy, saying the destinations included in the proposal lacked traffic potential and the incentives offered to airlines to launch services were not enough to cover their costs.
The ministry recently inviÂ¡ted views from industry stakeÂ¡holders on the proposed policy to boost regional connectivity.
Earlier, the airlines had opposed the draft policy, saying flying to those destinations mentioned in the draft policy would have severe financial implications. The aviation ministryÂ´s proposal says airlines should deploy at least 6 per cent of the capacity deployed on trunk routes to Â¨incentive destinationsÂ¨. In turn, the airÂ¡lines will be exempt from landing and parking charges, route navigation charges, passenger service fee and fuel throughput charge levied by the Airports Authority of India.