Thursday, November 02, 2017

Air Odisha, Air Deccan to start ops from Dec: Aviation Secy

New Delhi: Air Odisha and Air Deccan are likely to start their operations under the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) from December 15, Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said today.
The two carriers between them have 84 of the total 128 routes that were awarded under the RCS in March but they missed the six-month deadline, which ended in September, to start operations.
“They (Air Odisha and Air Deccan) have said that from December 15 many of their flights will start operating,” Choubey told reporters at the Second Aero Expo here.
The two carriers are likely to start their operations with a combined fleet of four aircraft, the aviation secretary added.
They will get 10 slots at the Delhi Airport for their RCS flights. Talks are also underway for granting them slots at the Mumbai airport, according to sources.
02/11/17 PTI/