Kota-Delhi flights withdrawn days after inauguration
It was just two days before that the flights between Kota and Delhi was inaugurated, and it have been stopped now following objections raised by the airport authorities over mandatory clearances for operating commercials flights.
Low-cost carrier, Supreme Airlines had started operating flights between Kota and Delhi from April 11, using a nine-seat fixed wing craft. The Kota airport administration and the airlines operator are accusing each other for the discontinuation of the flights.
The airport authorities have asked Supreme Airlines to submit the mandatory clearances from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for operating flights between Kota and Delhi. Besides discontinuing the Kota-Delhi flights, the flights between Kota and Jaipur, which were started in August last year and in operation until now, too have also been discontinued.
Flight between Jaipur and Kota have been operating since August last year until now as the low- cost carrier had obtained a non schedule operation permit. But, when the company started operating flights between Kota and Delhi, without obtaining the mandatory clearances from the AAI and the DGCA, the AAI instructed Kota airport authorities to restrict the flight operator to continue operating its flights.
Supreme Airlines is trying to obtain the mandatory clearances from the DGCA and AAI to resume operating the flights between Kota and Jaipur and between Kota and Delhi as early as possible.