Zooom Airlines, formerly known as Zoom Air, has received its air operator certificate (AOC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India. The AOC was renewed on September 14 and will remain valid until September 3, 2024. The airline had been suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Atul Gambhir, CEO of Zooom Airlines, expressed gratitude to the dedicated team for helping the company reach this significant milestone. The AOC signifies the airline’s commitment to safety and operational excellence. Gambhir stated that with the AOC in hand, the airline looks forward to providing passengers with a top-notch travel experience that combines convenience, efficiency, and comfort.
Established as Zexus Air in April 2013, Zooom Airlines received its first aircraft, the Bombardier CRJ200, and commenced operations in February 2017. However, it struggled to attract significant air passenger traffic. After a year of operations, the DGCA suspended its air operator certificate in July 2018 due to safety concerns. The airline was able to resume services in October 2019, but was subsequently suspended again in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Zooom Airlines aims to offer “cost-effective” and “convenient” solutions for regional travel needs in the growing Indian aviation market. The company plans to push the boundaries of innovation and forge enduring partnerships to provide an unparalleled travel experience to customers. As domestic aviation in India continues to grow, the airline believes there is a demand for safe, convenient, and affordable travel options.
Overall, Zooom Airlines’ receipt of the air operator certificate marks a significant step towards resuming operations in India. The airline hopes to carve out a niche for itself by offering unique and innovative travel experiences to its customers.
– Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
– News agency PTI