Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bihar polls: DGCA issues instructions for charter operators

New Delhi:  Campaigning in the upcoming Bihar polls by national leaders is going to face a new challenge -- the limited capacity of Patna airport for handling charter flights. The Patna runway can handle a maximum of 10 flights (five arrivals and as many departures) an hour with the airport open from 7am to 9:15pm.

"The airport has four parking bays for schedule airline aircraft (mainly Boeing 737 and Airbus 320) and one for the smaller charter aircraft. So only one charter plane and come and go at a time. four schedule airlines between themselves operate 180 flights a week," said a senior official of the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) who held a meeting with charter operators recently.
19/09/15 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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