Zooom Air, formerly known as Zoom Air is planning to take back to the skies with first flights anticipated to and from Ayodhya Airport. The airline started operations in India in 2017 but after operating nearly 2 years, it went bust because of safety issues. Know more in a detailed way below :
Zooom Air to Ayodhya
Zooom Air, which was grounded in 2020 has applied for slots for its first resumption route. The airline has applied to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for slots to fly on Delhi – Ayodhya – Lucknow – Ayodhya – Delhi route. Historically, it was flying the Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft and it plans to continue flying with them. As per the filing, the airline is looking to start operations in first week of January.
The grounded carrier has chosen Ayodhya Airport as a unique destination. Ayodhya Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport is all set to be inaugurated on January 6. IndiGo will fly the inaugural service between Ayodhya and Delhi. On 10 January, the largest airline of India will commence scheduled commercial operations from Ayodhya with daily flights to Delhi and thrice weekly service to Ahmedabad.
Renewed the AOC
On September 15, it announced that DGCA has renewed the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of the airline. With renewal of AOC, the airline is ready to fly again. AOC was renewed on September 14 for a period of one year. It is set to expire on September 3, 2024. Gaining AOC means that the airline meets the safety, regulatory and operational standards set by the Aviation authorities.
Chief Executive Officer of Zooom Air, Atul Gambhir said that the airline is looking forward to provide passengers with a top-notch travel experience that combines convenience, efficiency and comfort. He added that Zooom has ambitious plans for expansion and introduction of new routes.
History of Zooom Air
Zooom Air used to be an Indian scheduled airline. Its headquarters were in Haryana and it was founded in 2013. It started commercial operations on 15 February, 2017 with first flight between Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and Durapur Andal Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport via Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
With legal name as Zexus Air Services, the airline ceased operations in July 2018 after DGCA flagged some safety concerns. In 2019, it restarted but again, went bust in 2020 owing to the pandemic. It had a fleet of 5 Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft with 50 seats in all Economy configuration.
Source : Times of India
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