TruJet to induct up to 7 ATRs; to expand 20 more routes

Started in 2015, TruJet claims to be the first airlines to successfully fly all routes as part of the first bid under Udan.

Published: 12th July 2018 08:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2018 07:02 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Trujet will launch flights in 20 new routes connecting Tier-2 and Tier-3 destinations like Kandla, Jaisalmer, Cooch Behar and others by the end of this financial year.

The three-year-old scheduled air carrier, which has just entered into the fourth year of operations, has been already flying to 14 destinations under the Union government’s UDAN scheme and has been further awarded these new routes under the second phase of the scheme.

“TruJet is now flying to 14 major destinations like Mysuru, Salem, Cuddapah, Bellary and others. We will now be adding flights in 20 new routes, especially focusing on Western and Eastern regions of India. We will connect Kandla, Porbandar, Keshod, Jaisalmer, Jalgaon and Nasik from Ahmedabad in western region and Burnpur, Cooch Behar, Tezu and Rupasi from Guwahati in Eastern India. All these routes have good potential. There has been close to 85 per cent occupancy rate among all the flights we are operating till now and we are confident of doing good business even in the new routes to be launched by the end of this FY,” said Vishok Mansingh, CEO, TruJet Airlines.

“There is a growing demand for air travel in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities and with support from government under the UDAN scheme, we have been able to successfully launch flights to destinations that were hitherto out of India’s air travel map. With flights to destinations like Nasik and Cuddapah, we are not just addressing the demand for air travel in these places, but also creating an ecosystem conducive for further growth in these areas,” Mansingh said.

TruJet has a fleet of five ATR-72 aircraft right now and will be inducting seven more by the end of FY19 as it works on 20 new routes.

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