||What is an Air Transport Providers (Passenger) License?
|This is a legal Certificate the Authority issues in terms of the Air Navigation (special Provisions) Act No.55 of 1992 and regulations made thereunder by the Director General of Civil Aviation to a prospective applicant who meets the necessary criteria for carrying on the business of air transportation in Sri Lanka.
||Who should obtain the license?
|Any person, Partnerships or Companies who/which intend to carry on the business of air transportation must should this license to carry on the duties of an Air Transport service provider.
||Are there categories of the license?
|Basically there are two categories of licenses viz. Group A and Group B depending on the Stated Capital/Share Capital /Capital Contribution of the Institution.
||Who can obtain a Group "A" Licence?
- A Company registered under the Companies Act No.07 of 2007, having a Stated Capital of Rs. 500,000 or Higher
- A Partnership registered under the Business Names Ordinance (Chapter 149), having a capital contribution of Rs.500,000 or higher.
- A Sole proprietor, registered under the Business Names Ordinance having a Capital Contribution of Rs. 500,000 or higher.
- An Airline that holds a valid Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC).
||Who can obtain a Group "B" Licence?
- A Company registered under the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007,having a stated capital of not less than Rs.250, 000/-
- A Partnerships registered under the Business Names Ordinance (Chapter 149) having a capital Contribution of not less than Rs.250, 000/-
- A Sole proprietor registered under the Business Names Ordinance having a capital contribution of not less than Rs.250, 000/-
||What are the Documents required to be submitted?
|There are few documents that have to be submitted with the Application form as per the Air Transport Provides (Passenger) Licensing regulations No. 01 of 1993.They are as follows.
- An appointment letter from an Airline or Group 'A' Licence holder that the Applicant has been appointed as an agent.
- Qualifications of the staff. There must be at least two IATA/ UFTA qualified members in the staff.
- Agency should have enough office space to carry on the business.
- Documents to prove that the agency has enough capital to continue the business.
- Certification letter that the agency agreed to inform all the changes within the Organization in future to DGCA.
- Business registration certificate.
- Financial statements.
- Certification letter that the agency has agreed to give bank guarantee in future if required.