Expecting Normalcy in domestic flight capacity within 2-3 months: Civil Aviation Secretary
ET Now News , Jan 07, 2021
At a webinar organised by Industry body, FICCI, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said that he expects India’s domestic civil aviation to bounce back to normalcy within 2-3 months from now. He also added that the sector has been through worse times due to the pandemic, yet it was resilient with all that the economy was going through. “Civil Aviation is one of the sectors which has come out of this pandemic.. not exactly completely but in next two to three months, expecting normalcy to bounce back within the domestic market,” Kharola said.
Kharola spoke at FICCI’s Aatmanirbhar Aerospace Manufacturing platform, where he also discussed a set of opportunities that the civil aviation sector offers in the country. He discussed Aircraft manufacturing and reforms on MROs. “Big opportunity lies in the Defense sector and manufacturing components. We have also been very active in developments around the MRO space. We have recently also carried out certain reforms on tax policies of MRO,” said Kharola
The aviation sector has been significantly impacted due to the travel restrictions imposed in India and other countries in view of the coronavirus pandemic. India resumed domestic passenger flights on May 25 in a calibrated manner.
'COVID-19 hit domestic aviation sector expected to return to normal in 2-3 months', says Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola