Friday, October 13, 2017

Former head of Air Sahara brings charter aggregator co

New Delhi: Indian skies will now have Ola version for charter planes. Alok Sharma, former CEO of Air Sahara, has tied up with owners of 100 business jets in the country to start a charter aggregator company . With multiple planes in its system, Ezee Charters is offering hourly rentals ranging from Rs 1.25 lakh (plus taxes) to Rs 5.5 lakh per hour. "I got a call from Google earlier this year. They spoke of receiving lot of inquiries for charters in India but those inquiries going unanswered.Being in the charter business for a long time, I struck on the idea of tying up with business jet owners to become an aggregator on the lines of an Ola and Uber," said Sharma.
Sharma, who runs one of India's largest charter companies Air One, says Ezee has on offer from up to eight-seater King Air C 90 to 17-seater Embraer Lineage 1000, which according to him is the biggest charter aircraft in the country . "We are promoting celebrations for events like proposing in the air, pre-wedding shoots and gifting a charter because the price starts at very affordable rates. In fact, our launch idea at this time is to get people to gift a charter this Diwali," said Sharma.
He is planning to launch international charter holiday packages on Ezee to nearby countries very soon.
13/10/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India