NEW DELHI: The aviation ministry has clarified that there is no permission required from the aviation regulator to operate non-scheduled flights within India.
“No permission is required from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for operation of charter flights within India,” said a senior ministry official, who did not want to be identified.
JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy had alleged that the aviation regulator is not allowing a charter flight carrying Congress and JD (S) leaders to Kochi from Bengaluru.
The MLAs, who were kept in a resort in Bengaluru, are being flown out to Kochi in Kerala, which has a non-BJP government.
BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka CM and police security at the resort was withdrawn.