CHALLENGES OF INDIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY IN CHAOTIC PHASE

Rajesh U. Kanthe*

Abstract


The Indian airline industry was mainly deregulated in 1990; plenty of enduring rules and regulations have made it nearly impossible for carriers to be efficient. Many believe that restrictions on foreign ownership and labor laws have kept the industry away from innovating. So instead of protective measures like, survival fund, bailouts, airlines need to work with government to tackle longer-term problems. Missions like bringing low cost carrier for an average Indian who dreams to travel by air once in life and secondly building more runways, running airports more efficiently, and reining in labor costs. This paper discusses and reviews the challenges faced by aviation companies which Include shortage of workers and professionals, safety concerns, declining returns and the lack of accompanying capacity and infrastructure. Moreover, stiff competition and rising fuel costs are also negatively impacting the industry

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