Sunday, August 20, 2017

Trujet to operate in 18 routes under Centre’s UDAN scheme

Hyderabad: Indian aviation is on the cusp of realising a long-cherished dream of being able to provide air travel services to the hinterland that was once a fiefdom for other slower and inefficient modes of travel.

The government’s initiative of making air transport services available to un-served or under-served airports through the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) will be the real catalyst making the nation the third largest aviation market globally by 2020 and the largest by 2030. The one and the only airline company based in Hyderabad, Turbo Megha Airways that operates the air carrier Trujet, has foreseen the need gap in regional connectivity long back and had been catering to several un-served markets since its inception.

Trujet, a regional air carrier promoted by Turbo Megha Airways connects between important business and religious destinations. With a fleet of ATR-72 aircraft, the airline currently operates to eight destination including Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada and Tirupati. It is the only airline to operate on Hyderabad-Aurangabad route.
Founded by Vankayalapati Umesh, an engineering graduate (mechanical) from JNTU Hyderabad having more than 20 years of experience in aviation industry, Trujet started its journey in March 2013 with an aim to cater to temple tourism and address regional connectivity.

Most of the temple towns have also grown in size and the company wants to create capacities to cater to the passengers from these places. This approach on niche markets has helped the company to stabilise its operations in the industry that is always characterised by turbulence and tough competition. The company, which has clocked Rs 180 crore turnover is expecting to cross Rs 200 crore-mark this year.
20/08/17 VV Phani Raj/Telengana Today