No. 23-11/99-RD

Date: 24th May, 2001





            It has been noted with serious concern that some of the scheduled operators are not operating their flights strictly in accordance with the approved flight schedule. It has also been observed that the internal instructions for operating the flights issued by an operator are at variance from the approvals obtained by them from various agencies like Airports Authority of India, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Defence Authorities and DGCA. This is a violation of the Civil Aviation Requirements. CAR Section 3, Series C, Part II, which deals with the Minimum Requirements for Grant of Permit to Operate Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Services, states at Para 10.15 as follows:


“10.15            The operator shall get his flight schedules approved by DGCA at least 30 days in advance and operate services in accordance with the flight schedules so approved”.


All scheduled operators are, therefore, advised to operate their flights strictly in accordance with the above CAR requirements. Operators are required to ensure that their internal instructions or instructions to their travel agents etc. are not at variance with the approved flight schedule. Copies of the approved flight schedule printed for public convenience should clearly indicate date of effectivity of the flights and forwarded to this office for records immediately on circulation.




Director Research & Development

For Director General of Civil Aviation


To All Scheduled Operators