Bangalore-based Air Pegasus to commence operations from 12 April
Bangalore-based Air Pegasus, which recently acquired flying permit from aviation regulator DGCA, on Wednesday said it plans to commence operations from 12 April with flight services to Thiruvananthapuram and Hubli.
New Delhi: Bangalore-based Air Pegasus, which recently acquired flying permit from aviation regulator DGCA, on Wednesday said it plans to commence operations from 12 April with flight services to Thiruvananthapuram and Hubli.
"We have received an Air Operators Permit from the DGCA, and plan to launch our ticketing system on April 4 and flight operations by 12 April," Air Pagesus managing director Shyson Thomas said in a release.
Air Pegasus is the third new airline to receive flying permit from the DGCA, after AirAsia India and Vistara, in last one year.
Promoted by ground-handling services provider Decor Aviation, the regional carrier plans to invest of Rs 100 crore through a mix of internal resources and debt, the company said.
The new carrier, which has been given flying permit to allow on regional routes, plans to start operations with two 66-seater ATRs to begin with and add one more such plane thereafter, the release said, adding that services will be scaled up gradually to connect Kochi, Chennai, Tuticorin, Belgaum and Rajahmundry, Pondicherry, Madurai.
"We already have two ATR-72 aircraft in our fleet that is sufficient to operate the three sectors we plan to start flights with," Thomas said.
Air Pegasus aims to be the truly regional airline brand with more connectivity in existing regions which are underserved and to connect non-connected sectors, he added.
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