Air Deccan

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Air Deccan
Air deccan.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
DN DKN DECCAN
Founded 2017
Commenced operations 23 December 2017
Operating bases
Fleet size 5
Destinations 17
Company slogan Simply fly
Parent company Deccan Charters
Key people G. R. Gopinath, chief captain[1]
Website airdeccan.co.in
Air Deccan Beechcraft 1900D VT-DND parked at Mumbai airport.

Air Deccan is an Indian regional brand of Deccan Charters that began operations in 2017. Based at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, it flies to a total of four destinations using Beech 1900D aircraft, as of December 2017.

History[edit]

In 2017, it emerged that Gopinath had been working to revive the Air Deccan brand and in doing so, he also participated in the Government of India's UDAN scheme via his existing charter company called Deccan Charters and won the rights of several routes connecting regional destinations.[2][3] The new brand started its operations on 23 December 2017.[4][1]

Destinations[edit]

According to the founder of the airline, G. R. Gopinath, Air Deccan focuses on flying to cities with little to no air service where there is minimal competition with major airlines.[5] The airline flies to the following destinations in India:[1]

State City Airport Notes Ref.
Himachal Pradesh Kullu Kullu-Manali Airport
Shimla Shimla Airport
Jharkhand Jamshedpur Sonari Airport [6]


Maharashtra Jalgaon Jalgaon Airport [6]
Kolhapur Kolhapur Airport [6]
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Hub [6]
Nashik Ozar Airport [6]
Pune Pune Airport [6]
Meghalaya Shillong Shillong Airport [6]
Nagaland Dimapur Dimapur Airport [6]
National Capital Region (India) New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
Punjab Ludhiana Sahnewal Airport
Uttarakhand Dehradun Dehradun Airport
Pantnagar Pantnagar Airport [6]
Uttar Pradesh Agra Agra Civil Enclave
West Bengal Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Hub [6]

Fleet[edit]

The airline utilises five Beech 1900D aircraft as of December 2017, each of which is equipped with 18[7] seats.[5]

Air Deccan fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Beechcraft 1900D 5 19
ATR 72-600 2 74
Total 5 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "India's Air Deccan, Air Odisha to combine ops". ch-aviation. 30 December 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Captain Gopinath back in the game; Deccan Charter to fly on regional routes". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 28 August 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Can Udan aid Captain Gopinath replicate success of Air Deccan in second stint?". 
  4. ^ Tarun Shukla. "Air Deccan set to relaunch operations with Re1 flight tickets". Livemint. Retrieved 2018-01-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Air Deccan looks to stimulate demand in smaller cities". The Hindu Business Line. Press Trust of India. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Air Deccan". airdeccan.co.in. Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  7. ^ "Air Deccan". airdeccan.co.in. Retrieved 2018-01-28. 

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