Air Dravida

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Air Dravida
Parent company Zircon International
Headquarters Chennai, India
Key people
  • Ramachandran Iyer Executive Director

Air Dravida was an airline project[1] based in Chennai, India, promoted by Premier Tours & Travels and Zircon International, a construction company with business interests in Malaysia and Singapore.[2] The company intended to commence operations in October 2006[2] within southern India using a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft[3] but never completed its establishing process and was shut down in the same year.[1]


Air Dravida planned to lease CRJ 200s similar to this one.

Air Dravida's parent company, Premier Tours And Travels (Chennai) Ltd was founded in 1982. In 2004, they planned to start an airline division. The company announced they were waiting for approvals from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to commence operations with a fleet of four CRJ 200 aircraft to connect the cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Madurai and Trivandrum with hubs at Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.[2] The company was formally launched in November 2005[4] but never completed its establishing process and was shut down again in the same year.[1] The promoters announced new plans of starting operations in July 2008[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Air Dravida at Archived September 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c "First regional carrier Air Dravida plans to connect South India". ExpressTravelWorld. July 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  3. ^ India Trav Talk Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. 30 July 2006
  4. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 56. 
  5. ^ "Air Dravida to operationalize 3 flights in Chennai-Madurai sector from July". Mint. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2012.