Air Costa secured final approvals from DGCA to start scheduled flight operations. Air Costa will operate from Vijayawada as a hub. The company stated in a press release that it would start operations with two E-170 and an equal number of E-190 Embraer E-Jets. Initially, the airlines would connect to Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Thereafter, it would spread its wings to other cities like Pune, Goa, Madurai, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam.
This is a new beginning for Vijayawada in aviation. So far Spicejet, Jetairways and AirIndia connects this city to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi with ATR-72, Bombardier, embraer, Boeing and Airbus jets.Air Costa may start ops next month
On a day Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines struck a deal to enter into aviation sector, an Indian airline Air Costa announced that it is likely to start operations next month.
Claimed to be the country’s first regional airline, Air Costa said it has received the clearance from regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday clearing the way to start its scheduled flight operations.
The airline is promoted by Vijayawada-based LEPL. Ramesh Lingamaneni, Managing Director of LEPL, said, “it is a proud moment and major milestone.
“We are confident that Air Costa would redefine travel experience to tier II and III cities in India and we invite all for a 'happy flying' experience with us,” he said.
The airline will start its operations with two E-170 and two E-190 Embraer E-Jets, having twin-class cabin configuration with its own version of comfort and class and competitive fares to provide a happy flying experience.
Air Costa is expected to launch flight operations in the month of October and will start sale of tickets soon, Captain K N Babu, CEO of Air Costa, said.
Initially, the airline will connect Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.
It also has plans to start service to cities like Pune, Goa, Madurai, Trivandrum and Vizakhapattinam.
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