Friday, September 14, 2018

Air Deccan threatens to move base to Gujarat on slots, parking issues

Air Deccan has threatened to move its current base from Maharashtra to Gujarat, owing to aircraft parking and slot issues.

The scheduled commuter airline, which is now owned by Ahmedabad-based firms - GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital - had launched its services in the state last year.

At present, it parks its aircraft at HAL-run Nashik Airport due to a space crunch at Mumbai airport.

"Flights under Udan are increasingly becoming unviable for us in Maharashtra as we are not getting the right slots besides aircraft parking space," said Shaishav Shah, managing director, Air Deccan.

"This may force us to move our base to Ahmedabad, where availability of parking space is not an issue," Shah said.
14/09/18 PTI/Economic Times