During the last seven years, 6 more airports have been constructed/declared as international airports
As informed by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. Dr. V. K. Singh (Retd), before 2014 our country had 24 international airports. However, over the last seven years, six airports have been constructed/declared as international airports, namely, Kannur in Kerala, Shirdi in Maharashtra, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and Mopa in Goa, and Vijayawada and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.
After the Air Corporation Act was repealed in March 1994, the Indian Domestic Aviation market got deregulated due to which, the airlines are free to provide air services to specific places depending upon the traffic demand and their commercial viability across the country, in compliance with the extant guidelines.
In addition, for the International Flight services from these airports, the Indian carriers are free to mount services from any point in India to foreign destinations in compliance with the respective bilateral air services agreements.
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