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SC cracks the whip, asks why lucrative routes only for private airlines?

india Updated: Feb 17, 2016 09:02 IST
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to the government allowing private airlines to operate on “lucrative routes” while escaping from flying on less profitable destinations

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to the government allowing private airlines to operate on “lucrative routes” while escaping from flying on less profitable destinations .

“You are giving lucrative destinations on platter to private operators. Cream is taken away by big operators,” said a bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, adding the operators are allowed to shun less profitable routes.

Asking the government to file an affidavit spelling out its licencing policy, Chief Justice Thakur said: “You must have a policy by which if they get lucrative sectors (to operate) then they have to cater to uneconomical destinations.”