Vistara, AirAsia India unlikely to get nod for CAT IIIB operations


Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara and budget carrier AirAsia India are unlikely to get aviation regulator DGCA’s nod for CAT-IIIB operations in low visibility during foggy season this year, sources have said.

In a CAT IIIB operation, aircraft can land in visibility of as low as 50m while the normal minimum visibility required for take off from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is 125m, reports The Economic Times.

“Both Vistara and Air Asia India may not get CAT-IIIB this year,” DGCA sources said today.

Apart from other domestic airports, these two carriers have their flight operations from Delhi as well.

Sources also said that while another private carrier Jet Airways has already received DGCA approval for CAT-III B operations, a decision on Gurgaon-based SpiecJet’s application was expected shortly.


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