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DGCA nod not needed by chartered operators, says Jayant Sinha

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Published : May 19, 2018, 2:15 am IST
Updated : May 19, 2018, 2:15 am IST

JD(S) had on Thursday alleged that chartered flights were denied permission by the DGCA at the last minute.

Jayant Sinha
 Jayant Sinha

New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry on Friday said it had sought a detailed into the charges by the JD(S) that it was denied permission by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to fly its legislators to Kerala, with the ministry saying the aviation regulator’s permission was not required for chartered flights operating inside India.

According to news agency reports, the JD(S) had on Thursday alleged that chartered flights that were scheduled to carry its legislators along with those of the Congress from Bengaluru to Kochi were denied permission by the DGCA at the last minute.

“Domestic charter flights do not require DGCA approval. They have to get their flight plan approved by local ATC and then are free to fly. We will get a detailed report tomorrow and provide all the facts,” minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha tweeted.

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