Air Deccan Ordered To Launch Jamshedpur Ops In Mid-1Q18

Air Deccan (Mumbai Int’l) has been ordered by the Indian Ministry of State for Civil Aviation to launch its planned Kolkata Int’l-Jamshedpur service by February 15, 2018, or otherwise it will be stripped of its traffic rights for this route, the Times of India has reported.

If Air Deccan fails to meet the deadline, the ministry will transfer the route authority to another operator.

The Indian LCC, a new iteration of Air Deccan (2003) which had been the largest Indian LCC before a takeover by Kingfisher Red (DN, Bangalore Int’l) in 2008, has been awarded the Kolkata-Jamshedpur authority under the UDAN scheme. The scheme is an Indian government’s initiative aiming to subsidise services to unserved or underserved airports around the country. Read More…

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