civil aviation

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CONFIDENTIAL

EXPERT REPORT

Research Study of the Civil Aviation
Sector in India

SUBMITTED TO:

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs,
Govt. of India, India
SUBMITTED BY:

Nathan Economic Consulting India
Pvt. Ltd., India
www.nathaninc.com

January 24, 2012

CONFIDENTIAL

Table of contents
1.

Executive Summary ................................................................................................................................. 1

2.

Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 7

3.

Market Structure and Competition Issues ......................................................................................... 11

4.

Identification of Anti-Competitive Provisions and Practices ......................................................... 15

5.

Analysis of the Identified Issues .......................................................................................................... 24

5.1 Fleet and Equity Requirements ................................................................................................................... 24 5.2 Route Dispersal Guidelines......................................................................................................................... 29 5.3 Slot Allocation ............................................................................................................................................. 34 5.4 Airports ....................................................................................................................................................... 39 5.5 Anticompetitive Behavior and Pricing ....................................................................................................... 44 5.6 Taxation and Pricing of Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) ...................................................................................... 46 5.7 Preferential Treatment to Air India ............................................................................................................ 49 5.8 Foreign Direct Investment in Airlines ....................................................................................................... 51 5.9 Procurement ................................................................................................................................................ 52 5.10 Exemption Rule ......................................................................................................................................... 54 6.

Conclusion............................................................................................................................................... 55

7.

Annexure ................................................................................................................................................. 55

8.

Stakeholder Interviews.......................................................................................................................... 61

9.

References................................................................................................................................................ 62

CONFIDENTIAL

1. Executive Summary
In accordance with the requirements set forth by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs of the Government of India, this report aims to identify and analyze potentially competition inhibiting provisions of statutes, rules, policies and practices found within the regulatory framework of India‘s civil aviation sector. This report hopes to assist the Ministry with the following: a. Framing of the National Competition Policy (NCP);

b. Formulating a strategy for competition advocacy with government and private sectors. This report considered a variety of rules and regulations and picked out individual statutes which we believe inhibit competition. The study mostly focuses on rules...

References: ―Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act‖, 2008
< http://www.aera.gov.in/documents/pdf/AERA-Act2008.pdf >
Allocation and Distribution‖ Transportation Research Record, National Academy Sciences (1450),
1995, pp 3-7)
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