Tax cut on jet fuel, MRO tops aviation industry's 2019 Budget wishlist

| June 25, 2019

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Even after seeing the highest growth a couple of months ago, the aviation industry remains plagued by some long-standing problems which it hopes the government will address in their upcoming budget. ET's Mihir Mishra talks about the problems and priority expectations of the sector.

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