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PM ‘expresses satisfaction’ on draft of new aviation policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed satisfaction on the draft of new aviation policy 2019, ARY News reported.

The draft will be presented before the next Cabinet meeting.

It has been proposed in the new policy to increase airline license validity period from one year to two year. While licenses for cabin crew and pilots be increased from current one year, to five years.

A new category of license titled ‘Tourism Promotion and Regional Integration (TPRI) will be introduced.

Read: Draft of new aviation policy finalised

It was proposed that Civil Aviation Authority charges should not be taken from flights running on the new license.

Sources said charges of airlines, including domestic ones, might be reduced after implementation of the new aviation policy.

A financial grant of up to Rs 400,000 for training of female pilots will be given.

The CAA said that the main vision of the new policy was to regulate and facilitate stakeholders for the revival of the aviation sector.

The new policy would have a number of “direct and indirect benefits and incentives for airline operators, pilots/cabin crew and most importantly the passengers travelling by air within Pakistan”, it added.

On January 29, Federal Minister for Privatization and Aviation Muhammad Mian Soomro had said a new aviation policy was being designed keeping in view the recommendations of national and regional stakeholders.

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