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The booming chartered flights industry faces turbulence ahead

Agenda For Icarus
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Agenda For Icarus
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With political parties, corporates, the film industry and the domestic tourism trade increasingly preferring the use of chartered aircraft, it's been boom time for the operators. In fact, there are now as many as 39 non-scheduled operators in India with permits from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (dgca). And in all, there are 92 small aircraft and choppers operating now.

The planes are mostly owned by business houses. However, since its use is limited, the owners prefer to get a non-scheduled operators' permit and rent it out for chartered passenger flights. This not only makes up for the high maintenance costs, but has also become a good income source.

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