Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Long-haul start-up carrier plans Luton-India flights

Start-up UK long-haul carrier Hans Airways has unveiled an initial board members. They claim to represent more than 130 years of airline and management experience as the company moves to gain an Air Operators Certificate later this year.

If approved by the aviation regulator, the airline plans to start UK-India flights by the autumn using wide-body 281-seat Airbus A330 aircraft in a two-class configuration.

It is understood flights would operate from Luton airport with the VFR market being the key target audience.

Funding for the airline is being provided by high net worth individuals from the Indian community, including its founder.

A website statement said: “Now that the process for obtaining an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is nearing completion, Hans Airways announces its board of airline industry and business veterans which will deliver that objective.

29/06/21 Phil Davies/Travel Weekly

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