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Flight operational services for India
For smooth operations for your flight to India, you must ensure that all your flight support requirements are taken care of. Obtaining permits on time, efficient ground handling services, and effective trip-planning are factors that contributes to a successful and punctual flight.
Overflight Permit India
Documents required for overflight permit in India for AD-HOC, commercial, and private flights Complete flight details and aircraft documents, and ATC routings.
Lead time to obtain the overflight permit for India 24 hours if non-PRC and 72 hours in case of PRC countries.
Short notice overflight permit for India Can be arranged at an additional cost.
Validity of overflight permit in India 48 hours
Landing Permit India
Documents required for landing permit in India for AD-HOC, commercial, and private flights Complete flight details and aircraft documents, and ATC routings. Crew and Passenger passport details and their visa copies as well.
Lead time to obtain the landing permit forIndia 72 hours if non-PRC and 168 hours in case of PRC countries.
Short notice landing permit for India Can be arranged at an additional cost.
Validity of landing permit in India 48 hours
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Additional information for overflight permit and landing permit for India:
  • You must obtain a permit from the Indian military to travel to military or joint use civilian/military airport in India.
  • Military airports require more time to process your request for permission.
  • Private flights/ corporate flights carrying more than 14 passengers require additional permission from the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Aircraft with more than 30 passengers or payload over 3 metric tonnes require TCAS approval.
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When planning for your trip to India, there are few factors you need to consider:
Flight Management and Trip planning for India
Weekend Official weekend in India is Saturday- Sunday.
Visa Requirements in India • Crew require business visas. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.
• Aircrew not from a Prior Referral Category country can get a 72-hour landing permit. But this is only issued at Delhi and Mumbai.
• Flight crew visiting for tech stop do not require a visa. (Confirm from our operations specialist)
• For passengers-
- Passengers must get their visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or a country whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival
- Tourist visa holders cannot re-enter for two months after their last visit.
- In the case of PRC countries, India grants visa only after its mission or consulate in that country runs a thorough background check on the individual applicant. Countries in the PRC list includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and China.
- Visa on arrival is available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Airport Slots Airport slots are needed for some airports in India. Mostly when you travel to a larger Airports of Entry.
In-Flight Catering Service Inflight catering can be arranged from inflight caterers as well as reputed hotels and restaurants in the city.
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