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.