Thursday, November 23, 2006

Air Sahara eyes capacity expansion

New Delhi: Having put the failed merger with Jet Airways behind it, Air Sahara is now drawing up plans to further consolidate its position in the skies.
The airline has decided to use its fleet more efficiently to generate additional resources. So, Air Sahara aircraft which are used for nine-and-a-half hours at present will be put into service for twelve-and-a-half hours by March.The move is expected to help Air Sahara raise capacity from nearly 500,000 seats at present to 700,000 over the next few months and that too without going for large-scale acquisition and leasing of aircraft.
The airline is already flying to Singapore, Kathmandu and Colombo.
Male will be added to the global route over the next few days. Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok are the next destinations to be connected.
23/11/06 Times of India