Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Alliance Air To Acquire 10 New Planes To Increase Regional Connectivity

Alliance Air -- the regional arm of Air India -- is likely to soon sign a pact for leasing 10 new planes as the airline plans to fly to smaller towns under the government's proposed Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

The state-owned regional airline is at the "final" stages of negotiations with lessors to lease these planes, a source close to the development said.

With major private carriers not evincing much interest so far in the ambitious RCS of the government, it is up to the national carrier to make sure that the scheme is a success.

"The negotiations with the lessors for leasing of 72-seater 10 ATR planes are at final stages and we expect to sign a deal soon," the source said.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, Alliance Air operates 39 point-to-point air services daily to 34 cities from its six base stations -- Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Bhopal -- with the majority of them being tier-II and tier-III cities. It currently has 10 aircrafts in its fleet. Two of them are 42-seater ATRs.
04/10/16 PTI/NDTV
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