Travellers may now fund unviable airports, routes

Air travel may become costlier. The civil aviation ministry is considering imposition of a cess on air travel to fund development of economically-unviable airports and air routes.

“We are proposing a cess to support viability gap funding for development of non-viable airports and air routes,” civil aviation minister Praful Patel told reporters here on Monday on the sidelines of a conference on infrastructure.

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