Scheduled commuter airline Air Deccan today said it is planning to launch flight services to Ahmedabad (Gujarat) from Nashik (Maharashtra) as part of its strategy to connect smaller cities with business hubs.
The airline, which is owned by Ahmedabad-based GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital, also said it plans to launch services from Delhi and Kolkata, besides Gujarat, which is already under process.
Carrier suspended services due to technical glitch in aircraft
Air Deccan had commenced operations with services to Jalgaon, Pune, and Nashik from Mumbai in December last year under UDAN, the government's regional connectivity scheme (RCS).
Later, it had also launched flights to Kolhapur (Maharashtra).
However, the carrier was forced to suspended services within a couple of months due to a technical glitch in its aircraft and shortage of pilots.
Airline will be inducting more aircraft: Air Deccan MD
Shaishav Shah, MD of Air Deccan and executive director of GSEC, said the airline will be inducting more aircraft to cater to the active and new sectors.
"Despite having a mixed response in operating flights under the RCS scheme, we are very optimistic to adapt and evolve the concept of economical air travel amongst the users, which will be a gradual process," he said.