||This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (August 2012)|
|Parent company||Deccan Charters Pvt Ltd|
|Key people||Captain G. R. Gopinath (Managing Director)|
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. It has two sub brands under which it provides specialised charter services, Deccan Powerfly and Deccan Shuttles.
The airline started operations on 3 December 1997. 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.
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. In April 2013, Deccan announced its decision to suspend all Gujarat operations citing poor patronage.
The Deccan Charters fleet consists of the following fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters:
- Aérospatiale AS-355F Twin Ecureuil
- Bell 206 Jet Ranger
- Bell 206L-3 Long Ranger
- Bell 206L-4 Long Ranger
- Bell 212
- Bell 407
- Schweizer 330
- 2 Pilatus PC-12
Deccan Charters also provides tourism by helicopter.
- Surat (Offshore service-Helicopter)
- Hampi (Helicopter)
- Shravanabelagola (Helicopter)
- Agra (Helicopter)
- About Deccan Aviation
- "Deccan Aviation official website "Management"". Deccanair.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 72.
- "Deccan Shuttles to commence air connectivity in Gujarat". The Economic Times. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- "Deccan Charters to stop flight services within Gujarat from May 1". The Indian Express. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
- "What is Powerfly". Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- Deccan Charters official website "Fleet details" Archived April 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Helitourism of Deccan Aviation
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