‘Allow carriers to carry out self ground handling’

Published: 26th October 2012 10:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2012 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

Representatives of different airlines including Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo, and GoAir on Thursday met Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to express their apprehension about the new ground handling policies that was to be implemented with effect from December 31, 2010.

The airlines stated that the new policy would lead to increased cost of operation and wanted the government to allow airlines to carry out self ground handling in the six metro airports as was allowed in the non-metro airports.

Singh told the airline representatives that the policy was formulated by the Cabinet Committee on Security with the main objective of minimising safety and security at the airports.

He said that they could create their own subsidies for ground handling and could become designated ground handlers. 


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