Sunday, November 26, 2017

Alliance Air to add five new ATR planes by fiscal-end

Disinvestment-bound Air India's regional arm, Alliance Air, plans to induct five ATR planes in its fleet in as many months and will soon roll out flights to three new destinations as part of the government's UDAN scheme, a top official said.
As of now, the Delhi-based airline flies to 46 destinations with a fleet of 15 ATR 72-600s.
"We are in the process of inducting new ATR 72-600 aircraft by March next year, which will take our fleet size to 20 planes at the end of the fiscal," Alliance Air Chief Executive Officer C S Subbiah said at a function held by JRD Tata Memorial Trust here today.

Subbiah said that the airline is "competing" with high density rail traffic and that it has enhanced frequency on many routes with daily flights from weekly flights in the last two years.

Alliance Air, at present, operates 89 departures per day connecting 62 city-pairs.

"Along with the fleet, we are expanding our route network as well. We will shortly be launching a flight to Agra from Delhi, which will be our 47th destinations, as part of the government's regional connectivity scheme UDAN," he said.
25/11/17 PTI/Economic Times