In a bid to develop its international routes, Vistara is seeking a rule change that requires Indian-registered airlines to fly overseas only once they have operated domestic flights for five years and have at least 20 aircraft in their fleet. The airline is campaigning for the so-called 5/20 rule to be scrapped. Vistara and AirAsia India, a subsidiary of Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia, are both pressing New Delhi to abolish the 5/20 rule so they can start feeding Indian passengers to their foreign parents’ expansive international networks.

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