Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Feb date for AirAsia flight

New Delhi: AirAsia India will be able to start operations only by February.
The low-cost airline of the Tata group and Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia will get a flying permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by January end.
AirAsia India had applied for the permit to the DGCA in September, days after it received a no-objection certificate from the civil aviation ministry.
The process of examining the application is almost over, sources said. AirAsia owns a 49 per cent stake in the joint venture airline, with Tata Sons holding 30 per cent and Arun Bhatia of Telestra Tradeplace, 21 per cent.
The DGCA grants the permit to a start-up airline after examining issues such as the availability of aircraft, manpower to operate flights, aircraft parking space at airports and engineering facilities.
01/01/14 Karan Choudhury/Telegraph