Passenger charter delayed as airlines battle losses
December 10, 2018 / Joy Sengupta
We have received many inputs from the stakeholders, including all the airlines, on the passenger charter. “I have heard that the passenger charter is not getting the green light due to arm-twisting by the airlines, Arora said. Arun Charthe, who also travels often, spoke about disparity. In such a scenario, airlines will want the Union government to soften the draft, delay it or even put in on hold until the volatile scenario becomes normal,”Vandekar told TOI. And economics too has a part to play in this, with costlier aviation fuel and strengthening dollar bleeding the airlines dry. With many airports now overcrowded, airlines are not able to stick to their timetable; their on-time performance has been affected gravely.