IndiGo Acquires Special VFR Approval for Deoghar Airport

An IndiGo ATr in flight
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IndiGo has this week announced the acquisition of a special VFR approval license from the DGCA to conduct low-visibility operations out of Deoghar Airport.

This makes the airline the first in India to operate such services in visibility as low as 3,600 meters for Airbus aircraft and 3,200 meters for it’s ATR fleet.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

IndiGo Acquires Special VFR Approval for Deoghar Airport…


IndiGo Acquires Special VFR Approval for Deoghar Airport
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IndiGo launched operations to Deoghar Airport back in July 2022, providing connectivity to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Before this special VFR approval, the carrier was only limited to daylight hours with a visibility requirement of 5,000 meters.

The carrier operated a successful flight validation on November 10 paving the way for actual flight operations on scheduled flights.

Commenting on this was Captain Ashim Mittra, the Senior VP of Flight Operations at IndiGo:

“The successful implementation of Special VFR operations is a testament to the continuous efforts and collaboration between regulatory authorities, airlines and the airport operators to strengthen Indian Aviation.”

“This marks a significant milestone for Deoghar Airport, enhancing its operational capabilities and ensuring smoother air travel for the region. IndiGo is proud to set one more milestone in the field of Indian aviation.”

With this now in place, operations for the airline should be easier to facilitate out of the region, and could encourage additional flights going into the future.

All eyes will be on how such services perform moving forward.

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