TruJet

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TruJet
TruJet logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
2T [1] TRJ[1] TRUJET [2]
Founded14 March 2013
Commenced operations12 July 2015
HubsRajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad)
Secondary hubs
Fleet size7
Parent companyTurbo Megha Airways Pvt. Ltd.[5]
HeadquartersHyderabad, Telangana, India
Key peopleRam Charan[6] (Chairman)
  • Colonel LSN Murty (Retd.) (CEO)[7]

Websitewww.trujet.com

TruJet is an Indian regional airline based at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

History[edit]

Turbo Megha Airways Private Limited was incorporated on March 14, 2013 with Ram Charan and Mr Vankayalapati Umesh as promoters[5] with the backing of 20 investors.[8] The company planned to operate ATR aircraft primarily aimed at pilgrims and middle class travellers to destinations like Tirupati[9] The airline obtained a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation on 21 July 2014.[10] In August 2014, the promoters initiated negotiations to sell a majority stake in the airline to Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) in order to fund their operations.[11] MEIL holds 90 per cent stake in the airline.[12]

The airline adopted the brand name TruJet in February 2015.[13][14] TruJet received its air operator's certificate for regional operations from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on 7 July 2015.[15] The airline commenced operations on 12 July with a flight from its Hyderabad hub to Tirupati.[16][9] The airline's Air Operators Permit (AOP) was changed to the scheduled commuter operator (SCO) category by the DGCA in May 2017, allowing the carrier to operate flights to other regions of India under the government's UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme.[17]

Destinations[edit]

As of January 2020, TruJet flies to the following destinations:[18][19]

State City Airport Notes Refs
Andhra Pradesh Kadapa Kadapa Airport
Rajahmundry Rajahmundry Airport
Tirupati Tirupati Airport
Vijayawada Vijayawada Airport
Goa Dabolim Dabolim Airport
Gujarat Ahmedabad Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Hub
Kandla Kandla Airport
Porbandar Porbandar Airport
Karnataka Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport
Bidar Bidar Airport [20]
Belgaum Belgaum Airport [21]
Mysuru Mysore Airport
Vidyanagar Jindal Vijaynagar Airport
Madhya Pradesh Indore Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport
Maharashtra Aurangabad Aurangabad Airport
Jalgaon Jalgaon Airport
Kolhapur Kolhapur Airport
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
Nanded Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport
Nashik Nashik Airport
Rajasthan Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Airport
Tamil Nadu Chennai Chennai International Airport Hub
Salem Salem Airport
Telangana Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hub

Fleet[edit]

As of January 2020, TruJet operates the following aircraft:[8][22]

TruJet fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-500 4 1 72
ATR 72-600 3 70 [23]
Total 7 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TruJet". ch-aviation. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "JO 7340.2G Contractions" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 5 January 2017. pp. 3–1–101. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Trujet dismisses disruption of services as minor glitch, says will add two new bases | Hyderabad News - Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Trujet to double fleet, takes it to 10 ATRs; adds 10 more destinations by end of 2019". The Hindu BusinessLine. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Trujet to add three more aircraft, will invest Rs 500 crore". Deccan Chronicle. 11 July 2015.
  6. ^ "TURBO MEGHA AIRWAYS PRIVATE LIMITED - Company, directors and contact details - Zauba Corp". www.zaubacorp.com.
  7. ^ "Shortage of pilots". Business line. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b T. E., Narasimhan (29 July 2015). "Trujet builds a budget brand". Business Standard. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b Reddy, U. Sudhakar (14 February 2015). "Ram Charan's airlines to start services from April". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  10. ^ Krishnamoorthy, Suresh (22 July 2014). "Ramcharan Tej forays into airline biz". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Megha Airways looks to sell majority stake". The Economic Times. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  12. ^ "TruJet mulls IPO after 3 years; expects Rs 600 Cr topline by FY22". The Economic Times. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  13. ^ "India's Turbo Megha Airways to become TruJet on launch". ch-aviation. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  14. ^ Kesireddy, Raji (19 February 2015). "Turbo Megha Airways may start regional airline TruJet in 2 months, post final approval". The Economic Times. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  15. ^ "With DGCA nod, Trujet becomes the latest to enter domestic skies". The Indian Express. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  16. ^ "India's TruJet commences operations". ch-aviation. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Turbo Megha Airways gets AOC to expand UDAN flights to Mumbai, Shirdi". The Economic Times. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  18. ^ "By 2020, Nashik likely to be one of India's busiest airports". Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Route map". TruJet. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  20. ^ "TruJet Bidar to Bangalore flight". TruJet. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  21. ^ "TruJet to commence four UDAN services at Belgaum Airport in Jan-2020". CAPA. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 16.
  23. ^ "Trujet introduces its first brand new ATR 72-600" (Press release). ATR. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to TruJet at Wikimedia Commons