The Director General of Civil Aviation on Thursday provided license to the Jeypore Airport in Odisha's Koraput.The airport has been allowed by the central agency to carry out commercial flight operations.
This license authorises the aerodrome to be used as regular place of landing and departure to all persons on equal terms and conditions for operation by aircraft requiring specifications of runway and associated facilities including granted exemptions
The regulator said that in view of the rise in the number of Covid cases, the airlines have been advised again on August 16, to strictly comply with Covid protocols inside the aircraft.
The ministry had imposed lower and upper limits on air fare after the resumption of services in May, 2020 following the two-month nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Vistara A320 aircraft VT-TNC operating flight UK622 (Varanasi-Mumbai) was involved in an air turn back to Varanasi due to a bird hit. The aircraft has landed safely in Varanasi with and the radome is damaged. It has been declared aircraft on ground (AOG), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)said.
During these eight weeks, the airline would be subjected to "enhanced surveillance" by the DGCA.
AAI has undertaken installation of a night landing facility at Kolhapur airport. A team of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has carried out the inspection of the airport on June 10, 2022.
They also found that there has been an "increasing trend of MEL (minimum equipment list) releases" of aircraft, it said.
"The grant of the AOC is the final step of a comprehensive and rigorous process laid down by the DGCA and marks the satisfactory completion of all regulatory and compliance requirements for the airline's operational readiness," Akasa Air said in a statement.
It has given three weeks to SpiceJet to respond as to why action should not be taken against it.
According to the regulator, Air India may not have a policy in this regard and does not pay compensation to the passengers.
Besides, airport operators must take help of the local police and security agencies and levy fines on people not wearing face masks, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular.
The DGCA had on May 9 formed a three-member team to investigate the incident.
The regulator thereby advised airlines to not book passengers beyond the serviceable seats, meeting the approved design specification available in the aircraft, released for scheduled services.
The airline intends to restart commercial flight operations in the July-September quarter.