Bhubaneswar: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday issued Bhubaneswar-based aviation firm Air Odisha the scheduled commuter operator permit allowing it to launch flight services to various regional routes under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme.
The permit has been granted to the airline for three years.
With receiving the scheduled operator status, Air Odisha will launch maiden flight on Ahmedabad route, said an Air Odisha official.
Later, the airline will launch operations in other states, he added.
However, Air Odisha, a joint venture of GSEC, Monarch and Deccan, is yet to start flight services to Rourkela under UDAN scheme.
As Rourkela airport has not been given the commercial airport status so far, no flight will be operated from there, said Air Odisha authorities.
Last year, Air Odisha had bagged 50 routes under the government’s UDAN scheme.