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Zooom Airlines renews AOC, set to return to Indian skies

First Published: 17th September, 2023 10:56 IST

The AOC is a crucial and mandatory document for an air carrier to launch its air services.

Gurugram-based Zooom Airlines (earlier spelled as Zoom) Air, which has not flown since the emergence of the pandemic in 2020 may soon take to skies again.

The airlines received its air operator certificate (AOC) from the civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to revive its operations in India.

The AOC is a crucial and mandatory document for an air carrier to launch its air services.

The AOC was renewed on September 14 and it would remain valid till September 3, 2024.

“Receiving the Air Operator Certificate is a testament to our unwavering commitment to safety and operational excellence. We are grateful to our dedicated team for helping us reach this significant milestone. With our AOC in hand, we are looking forward to providing passengers with a top-notch travel experience that combines convenience, efficiency, and comfort,” Atul Gambhir, Zooom Airlines CEO, said in a statement released by the company.

Zoom Air (earlier name) was established as Zexus Air in April 2013 and had taken the delivery of its first aircraft- the Bombardier CRJ200.

Zoom Airlines commenced operations on domestic routes in February 2017. However, after a year of operations in July 2018, the DGCA suspended it’s flying permit citing safety concerns but renewed the license after five months in December.

It however could restart services only in October 2019 and suspended all operations in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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