PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has not received any application for a permit or licence to operate an airline called Bayu Air.
Its director-general, Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman regretted the Bayu Air announcement they would start services in August, despite not applying and obtaining approval from the authorities.
“A new airline that wants to operate scheduled flights or unscheduled flights must first apply for permits and licences from the Ministry of Transport and the DCA before making any announcement.
“This is contained in rule 10 and 17 of the Civil Aviation Regulations,” he said in a statement to the media, here today.
Azharuddin said the DCA has also been in touch with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) regarding the matter.
“We have been told that KPDNKK has no knowledge of the annoucement and never officially gave support to the airline.”
He urged all airlines to comply with the regulations and laws that have been established under the Civil Aviation Act.-BERNAMA