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Air Deccan (v2.0) News -- Part 1

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Air Deccan (v2.0) News -- Part 1 Reply with quote

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/aviation/air-deccan-ready-to-start-operations-from-northeast-ne-in-december-4956389/

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/5U9ahr13Clei3x4lb47reK/Air-Deccan-to-fly-Udan-flights-in-the-northeast-from-15-Dece.html

Air Deccan to fly Udan flights in the northeast from 15 December

Shillong: Air Deccan is all set to start flight operations under the regional connectivity scheme, also known as Udan (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), from 15 December this year, Shillong airport officials said Sunday.

Air Deccan will use Shillong as a hub and Udan flights from there will connect to other destinations in the northeast such as Agartala, Aizawl and Imphal, according to a top official of the Shillong airport. The airline will also operate flights between Kolkata and Agartala.

Under the government’s Udan regional connectivity scheme, air fares are capped at Rs2,500 per person for an hour’s flight to Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities in which the government will provide subsidy for flying with such low fares.

“Air Deccan authorities have given the schedule saying that they would start operating from 15 December this year,” said M.K. Nayak, the director of Shillong airport. Air Deccan will use an 18-20 seater aircraft for the Udan flights, he added.

The government recently asked Air Deccan to start operations from the region by making Shillong as a hub after the airline failed to meet the deadline for launching flights on the routes it had bagged under the Udan scheme. At present, Alliance Air, the regional arm of Air India, connects Shillong to Kolkata.

According to Nayak, since Shillong airport is a hub for regional connectivity, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has provided facilities for refuelling aircraft. In this regard, Oil India Ltd has also completed setting up the refuelling facility within the vicinity of the airport and another oil company is about to complete the refuelling facilities, he said. Nayak also said that a growth in the tourism sector is also expected once Air Deccan starts operating flights. The northeastern region will immensely benefit, he said.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta admire the guy. He never gives up.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infact his credibility increased after the collapse of Kingfisher. The original Air Deccan could have probably survived had it not been gobbled up by Mallaya.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is going to be yet another flop show in his long list.

Gopi has the reverse Midas touch - everything he touches turns to dust.

What about the so-called airline he was running in Gujarat? Has that gone the way of Air Deccan and Deccan 360?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what happened? Did Air Deccan part 2 actually do any flights on dec 15, or was it another one of Gopi's flights of fantasy?

Anyone in the know?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So what happened? Did Air Deccan part 2 actually do any flights on dec 15, or was it another one of Gopi's flights of fantasy?

Anyone in the know?


First flight is now scheduled for tomorrow, Dec 22, BOM-ISK on their Beech 1900D.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So what happened? Did Air Deccan part 2 actually do any flights on dec 15, or was it another one of Gopi's flights of fantasy?

Anyone in the know?


First flight is now scheduled for tomorrow, Dec 22, BOM-ISK on their Beech 1900D.


First flight is to Jalgaon tomorrow actually
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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747-237 wrote:
The_Goat wrote:
So what happened? Did Air Deccan part 2 actually do any flights on dec 15, or was it another one of Gopi's flights of fantasy?

Anyone in the know?


First flight is now scheduled for tomorrow, Dec 22, BOM-ISK on their Beech 1900D.


First flight is to Jalgaon tomorrow actually




The first Air Deccan flight will take off on 22 December and fly to Mumbai from Nashik, Gopinath told Mint, speaking from his home in Bengaluru.

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/ezMrKNo0kgucmzqjlW3TtK/Air-Deccan-set-to-relaunch-operations-with-Re1-flight-ticket.html



So what happened to the BOM-ISK today ?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A2A wrote:
747-237 wrote:
The_Goat wrote:
So what happened? Did Air Deccan part 2 actually do any flights on dec 15, or was it another one of Gopi's flights of fantasy?

Anyone in the know?


First flight is now scheduled for tomorrow, Dec 22, BOM-ISK on their Beech 1900D.


First flight is to Jalgaon tomorrow actually




The first Air Deccan flight will take off on 22 December and fly to Mumbai from Nashik, Gopinath told Mint, speaking from his home in Bengaluru.

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/ezMrKNo0kgucmzqjlW3TtK/Air-Deccan-set-to-relaunch-operations-with-Re1-flight-ticket.html



So what happened to the BOM-ISK today ?



The scheduled commuter operator (SCO) permit to Air Deccan, which is promoted by G.R. Gopinath, was handed over to the airline this evening, an official at the DGCA told PTI on Friday. This paves the way for the airline, which till now was holding a non-scheduled operator permit, to fly on regional routes under the regional connectivity scheme that caps fares at Rs2,500 for an under-one-hour flight.
Air Deccan, which has bagged 34 routes in the first round of bidding for the scheme, has already announced the inaugural flight, which is set to take off for Jalgaon from Mumbai on Saturday.


http://www.livemint.com/Companies/4dCC9j17HGXkvwBrihex6L/Air-Deccan-gets-DGCA-nod-for-Udan-scheme-first-flight-on-Sa.html


So perhaps delay in obtaining the SCO caused the first flight to be pushed back and the route changed ?



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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/eO3hZYOuPo5KQxmW58BgdP/Air-Deccan-makes-first-flight-from-Mumbai-to-Jalgaon.html

Air Deccan makes first flight from Mumbai to Jalgaon

Dec 23 2017

Air Deccan, which ceased operations after being acquired by erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines in 2008, had its maiden run on Saturday with a UDAN flight from Mumbai to Jalgaon.

The Air Deccan flight DN 1320 took off for Jalgaon, around 400 km from Mumbai, from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Mumbai afternoon.

“It’s a sense of great beginning. A sense of being fortunate that Air Deccan is taking off again,” Air Deccan chairman Capt. G.R. Gopinath said.

There was a dream of taking flying to every possible corner of the country, which did not come to fruition because of Air Deccan’s merger with Kingfisher Airlines in 2008, he said. “Now I have the opportunity to relaunch operations across the country,” said Gopinath.

The flight was inaugurated by Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil along with Gopinath.

The maiden flight, however, was marred by delay. The aircraft took off at around 2.55pm instead of the scheduled departure of 1.20pm. Air Deccan’s strategic partners Shaishav Shah of Ahmedabad-based GSEC Ltd and Himanshu Shah of Monarch Networth Capital as well as senior DGCA officials were on-board the inaugural flight.

Air Deccan has deployed a 19-seater plane, Beachcraft B-1900D (18 passengers and one crew member) on the Mumbai-Jalgaon flight. The same aircraft will come back to Mumbai and then fly to Nashik this evening.

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http://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-adani-family-buys-air-deccan-acquired-60-stake-in-air-odisha-2585396

Adani family buys Air Deccan; acquired 60% stake in Air Odisha

Feb 16, 2018

The Ahmedabad-based GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital have bought over the GR Gopinath-promoted Air Deccan, besides jointly acquiring majority stake in Air Odisha, which is set to launch its services on regional routes from tomorrow.

Significantly, GSEC Aviation is owned by Rakesh Ramanlal Shah, who is married to Prity, the sister of the USD 11-billion Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani.

Under the new structure, both the airlines will be owned by a new company called GSEC Monarch Aviation in which Gopinath's Air Deccan will hold 50% stake while the rest will be held by GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth.

Confirming the "strategic investment" in the two carriers, GSEC Aviation whole-time Director and Rakesh Shah's son Shaishav Shah said both Air Deccan as well as Air Odisha will now be run under a new holding company called GSEC Monarch Aviation.

Shah, however, did not disclose the investment being made into the two companies.

Under the new structure, the Radhakanta Pani family, which is the original promoter of the Bhubaneswar-based Air Odisha, will divest 60% of their stake to GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth, he said.

"We are making a joint venture company called GESEC Monarch Aviation, which will be 50 % owned by GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital and the rest will be with Air Deccan," Shah told PTI.

The JV will hold 100% of Air Deccan and 60% of Air Odisha, he said, adding both GSEC Aviation and Monarch have acquired equal stake in the two carriers.

While Gopinath will be the chairman of the new entity, Shaishav Shah will be the managing director and Himanshu Shah of Monarch will be deputy managing director, he said.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it is Gopi back to his old tricks again. It is fairly obvious that Air Deccan Part 2 is struggling. So history is repeating itself. First it was Mallya who played scapegoat buyer, and now it is the Adanis.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So it is Gopi back to his old tricks again. It is fairly obvious that Air Deccan Part 2 is struggling. So history is repeating itself. First it was Mallya who played scapegoat buyer, and now it is the Adanis.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.


If someone voluntarily procures stake in an airline, how is it a trick ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me111993 wrote:
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So it is Gopi back to his old tricks again. It is fairly obvious that Air Deccan Part 2 is struggling. So history is repeating itself. First it was Mallya who played scapegoat buyer, and now it is the Adanis.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.


If someone voluntarily procures stake in an airline, how is it a trick ?


So why else would Gopi sell the airline barely two months after it commenced operations?

The only reason I can think of is that it is fast going under.

As for Adani, like Mallya he may have his own reasons for acquiring it. Mallya acquired Air Deccan Part 1 solely for its international operating rights. Adani may have other reasons.

Gopi has found a buyer in Adani, and both are benefiting. You must give it to Gopi that he knows where he can wash his hands off once the going gets tough.
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