Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Air Deccan to get more wings

Air Deccan, the airline that shook the Indian air travel industry with its professionally developed and executed positioning strategy, has announced that it will soon add more flights to its fleet and additional destinations to its route network. Air Deccan will acquire two more Airbus A-320s by February 2005 from Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), which will be stationed at Hyderabad and Kolkata, respectively. The two new aircrafts would be deployed to launch flights on the Kolkata-Delhi and Kolkata-Mumbai sectors, apart from enhancing connectivity between various cities, including the Bangalore-Delhi sector. Besides, the airline will also place the smaller ATR aircraft in Kolkata to launch operations into the north-eastern parts of the country. Remaining true to its positioning strategy of being a low-cost airline, Air Deccan's flights to new destinations and expanding the connectivity in existing destinations will see Air Deccan offer fares which are lower than the prevalent ones offered by the competing airlines.