File No. AV.26012/1/91-AT.II
The following A.I.C. is issued for information and necessary action. This supersedes AIC No.21/1991 dated 28th October, 1991.
( M.R. SIVARAMAN )
Director General of Civil Aviation
OPEN SKY POLICY FOR CARGO FLIGHTS FROM INDIA
- Earlier Open Sky Policy for foreign cargo carriers was declared for a period of three years ending December 1992. In order to facilitate cargo carriers to make their investment decisions and undertake commitments on long terms basis, it has been decided to place this Open Sky Policy for cargo operations on a permanent basis.
- The cargo flights may be cleared freely from airports where customs/ immigrations facilities are available Scheduled and non-scheduled operators, both Indian and Foreign may submit application/proposal to the Director General of Civil Aviation for getting clearances for such flights. Cargo flights into India are also permitted.
- Government will give favourable consideration to private operators, associations of exporters etc., to run air cargo operations on their own or on a consortium basis through purchased or leased freighter aircraft.
- Carriers are free to charge rates according to the demand and supply situation.
- Operators are required to meet the operational, and safety requirements while operating such adhoc cargo flights.