Deccan Charters

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Deccan Charters
IATA
DN
ICAO
DKN
Callsign
DECCAN
Founded 1997
Hubs
Fleet size 11[1]
Parent company Deccan Charters Pvt Ltd
Headquarters Bengaluru, India
Key people Captain G. R. Gopinath (Managing Director)[2]
Website www.deccanair.com

Deccan Charters is an aviation company based in Bengaluru, India that operates helicopter and fixed-wing charter services. Its main base is HAL Bangalore International Airport.[3] It has two sub brands under which it provides specialised charter services, Deccan Powerfly and Deccan Shuttles.

History[edit]

The airline started operations on 3 December 1997.[3] as Deccan Aviation. It established Kingfisher Red (formerly named Air Deccan), a low-cost airline in March 2003. It also has a 48% stake in Millennium Airlines (formerly named Deccan Lanka). Air Deccan was acquired by Kingfisher airlines in 2006.

Sub Brands[edit]

Deccan Shuttles[edit]

Deccan Charters Ltd. initiated non-scheduled chartered services in Gujarat under the brand name of Deccan Shuttles in August 2012. This service connected Ahmedabad, Surat, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Kandla.[4] In April 2013, Deccan announced its decision to suspend all Gujarat operations citing poor patronage.[5]

Powerfly[edit]

The Powerfly brand provides an air charter membership program through which customers can access Jets, Turbo Props and Helicopters of Deccan Charters, Taj Air, Bjets and other partners.[6]

Fleet[edit]

The Deccan Charters fleet consists of the following fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters:[7]

Helitourism

Deccan Charters also provides tourism by helicopter.[8]

Destinations[edit]

Andhra Pradesh
Delhi
Gujarat
  • Surat (Offshore service-Helicopter)
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Odisha
Tamil Nadu
Uttrakhand
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b About Deccan Aviation
  2. ^ "Deccan Aviation official website "Management"". Deccanair.com. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 72. 
  4. ^ "Deccan Shuttles to commence air connectivity in Gujarat". The Economic Times. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Deccan Charters to stop flight services within Gujarat from May 1". The Indian Express. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "What is Powerfly". Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Deccan Charters official website "Fleet details"[dead link]
  8. ^ Helitourism of Deccan Aviation

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