5/20 norm to be replaced by 0/20 model for overseas operations

Meanwhile, the MoCA plans to scrap the 5/20 norm for flying overseas. Instead, it is considering the introduction of a 0/20 total capacity model. Under the proposed model, airlines are required to allocate 20 aircraft or 20 per cent of their total fleet of aircraft, whichever is higher, to the domestic sector, if they wish to commence international operations. The MoCA is expected to receive approval from the cabinet for the same by end-March 2016.