Regional aviation services attract presentations from four airlines

New Delhi: At least four aviation companies have made presentations regarding launch of regional aviation services by them before the civil aviation ministry.

Of the four, only MDLR Airlines is an existing operator. The other firms include TransIndia, Air Dravida and Star Aviation.

The presentations have been made in response to a ministry notification regarding a regional airline policy, whereby operators would connect regional and non-metro airports, either by fixed wing aircraft or helicopters.

According to provisions of the policy, the regional operators would not be allowed to operate on Category-I or major routes, especially between two metro cities. The metro hubs from where these airlines would operate are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.