Bhubaneswar-based Air Odisha has received regulatory approvals to begin scheduled passenger commuter services under the regional connectivity scheme.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation today issued Air Odisha the scheduled commuter operator permit, which allows the airline to launch its services on regional routes, an Air Odisha official said, adding till now it had only a non-scheduled operator permit.
“We got flying permit today. We will launch operations as a scheduled commuter airline from the 17th of this month with a flights service to Mundra from Ahmedabad,” Air Odisha operations head Satish Pani told PTI over phone today.
The maiden flight will be inaugurated by Gujarat chief miniser Vijay Rupani, he said, adding flights to Jamnagar from Ahmedabad will also begin on the same day.
“The Ahmedabad-Diu service is scheduled for February 25 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off the flight,” an official said.