Air Pegasus cancels flight operations

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016,12:57 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Air Pegasus Wednesday cancelled all its scheduled flight operations, sparking concerns over the future of the regional carrier.

The airline has been facing some financial issues and recently also came under the lens of aviation regulator DGCA for violating safety norms.

Sources said the airline Wednesday cancelled all its scheduled flights. It could not be ascertained whether the operations have been cancelled indefinitely.

Officials of Bengaluru-based Air Pegasus could not be immediately contacted.

The carrier operates flights from Bengaluru to at least seven destinations in South India. It has services to Chennai, Cuddapah, Hubli, Madurai, Mangalore, Puducherry, and Trivandrum, as per latest data available with DGCA.

Air Pegasus started operations in April 2015.

Recently, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended five pilots of Air Pegasus for serious safety violations.

The regulator had also warned that the regional airline would be barred from flying new routes unless the lapses are addressed at the earliest.

At that time, a senior Air Pegasus official said that it has already addressed the issues raised by the regulator.

A safety audit of Air Pegasus, conducted in late April, showed serious safety violations by some of its flights.

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