Akasa Air gets flying licence from DGCA
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-owned Akasa Airlines on Thursday received its flying permit from DGCA.
The Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the country’s aviation regulator will make it the eighth domestic airline, not counting regional airlines.
The airline services tweeted, We are pleased to announce the receipt of our Air Operator Certificate (AOC). This is a significant milestone, enabling us to open our flights for sale and leading to the start of commercial operations.
It will start commercial operations later this month. The grant of the AOC marks the satisfactory completion of all regulatory and compliance requirements for the airline's operational readiness, Akasa Air said in a statement.
The process concluded with the airline having successfully conducted a number of proving flights under the supervision of the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), it added.
We are thankful to the Civil Aviation Ministry and the DGCA for their constructive guidance, active support and the highest levels of efficiency throughout the AOC process. We now look forward to opening our flights for sale, leading to the start of commercial operations by late July, Vinay Dube, Founder-Chief Executive Officer of Akasa Air, said.
We now look forward to opening our flights for sale, leading to the start of commercial operations by late July. This will begin our journ