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Kingfisher Airlines says flying permit expiry not a problem
December 31, 2012 / 9:03 AM / 5 years ago

Kingfisher Airlines says flying permit expiry not a problem

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Kingfisher Airlines said expiration of its operating licenses, set for Monday, was not a cause for concern as the grounded Indian carrier has two years to renew the license and permits required to fly.

A lone Kingfisher Airlines customer waits in a check-in queue at Mumbai's domestic airport February 21, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

“Despite the impending expiry of its license tonight, there is no cause for concern as the regulations permit license renewal within two years of expiry,” the company said in a statement.

It also added that it was “confident” of securing approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to re-start operations and that it was in the process of replying to concerns raised by the regulator.

Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Writing by Arup Roychoudhury; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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