The government of India plans to set up an Essential Air Services fund to subsidize and develop low-cost airports in smaller cities, encouraging domestic airlines to connect to places with tourist interest, minister of civil aviation Shri Ajit Singh said. The ministry of tourism has identified 19 such sites, mostly in places of tourist and religious interest. Speaking at the Indian Assn. of Tour Operators event, Singh said, “We are looking at connecting these places with larger ...

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