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Air Taxi News -- Part 1

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:22 am    Post subject: Air Taxi News -- Part 1 Reply with quote

Air Taxi India names first three UDAN routes

11.01.2021

Having secured its Air Operators Permit (AOP) in December, Air Taxi (India) (Delhi Int'l) has revealed the first three of its planned 26 subsidised UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) routes, initially basing its first three-seater Tecnam P2006T twin-piston aircraft at Hisar Airport.

It will connect Hisar (which lies 165 kilometres northwest of Delhi Int'l) to Chandigarh, Dehra Dun, and Dharamsala, co-founder Varun Suhag told the newspaper Dainik Jagran.

Hisar-Chandigarh will be a 50-minute journey and will be priced at INR1,700 rupees (USD23), Hisar-Dehra Dun will take two hours with fares at INR2,500 (USD34), and Hisar-Dharamsala will take 90 minutes and will also cost INR2,500.

A maiden flight to take place on Makar Sankranti, a festival day in the Hindu calendar set for January 14, is reportedly being considered. At the time of going to press, however, the carrier’s website flyairtaxi.in, complete with booking platform, had yet to be launched.

Suhag, who said he obtained his pilot training in Florida, and co-founder Poonam Gaur claim to have invested INR100 million (USD1.36 million) in the start-up.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Taxi News -- Part 1 Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
Air Taxi India names first three UDAN routes

11.01.2021

Having secured its Air Operators Permit (AOP) in December, Air Taxi (India) (Delhi Int'l) has revealed the first three of its planned 26 subsidised UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) routes, initially basing its first three-seater Tecnam P2006T twin-piston aircraft at Hisar Airport.

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Interesting.

Didn't know that the DGCA still gives out approvals for piston engined aircraft for pax operations.

Are there any reliable, certified radial mechs still available in India? My dad told me that they had become a rarity even in 1967 when he joined IC, though DC-3s were still operational back then.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Air Taxi News -- Part 1 Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
Air Taxi India names first three UDAN routes

11.01.2021

Having secured its Air Operators Permit (AOP) in December, Air Taxi (India) (Delhi Int'l) has revealed the first three of its planned 26 subsidised UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) routes, initially basing its first three-seater Tecnam P2006T twin-piston aircraft at Hisar Airport.

It will connect Hisar (which lies 165 kilometres northwest of Delhi Int'l) to Chandigarh, Dehra Dun, and Dharamsala, co-founder Varun Suhag told the newspaper Dainik Jagran.

Hisar-Chandigarh will be a 50-minute journey and will be priced at INR1,700 rupees (USD23), Hisar-Dehra Dun will take two hours with fares at INR2,500 (USD34), and Hisar-Dharamsala will take 90 minutes and will also cost INR2,500.

A maiden flight to take place on Makar Sankranti, a festival day in the Hindu calendar set for January 14, is reportedly being considered. At the time of going to press, however, the carrier’s website flyairtaxi.in, complete with booking platform, had yet to be launched.

Suhag, who said he obtained his pilot training in Florida, and co-founder Poonam Gaur claim to have invested INR100 million (USD1.36 million) in the start-up.


3 seats, how are they going to make money. Also these routes are easily travelled by road and more convenient.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:13 am    Post subject: Re: Air Taxi News -- Part 1 Reply with quote

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3 seats, how are they going to make money. Also these routes are easily travelled by road and more convenient.


They'll make money.

They are using a small aircraft with much lower input costs. Getting three bums to fill the seats will not be a problem. Some people prefer travelling by air even for short distances.

But they should act cautiously and not go overboard if they start making money. They'll quickly run aground if they announce a 100 A320-NEO order after flying a fleet of Tecnam 2006T's for one year.
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