Air Costa to Commercially Operate from Dasara

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Headquartered in Vijayawada in the coastal Andhra Pradesh, Air Costa will start with its commercial operations from Dasara, October 14, as per the company officials. This first ever regional airline service will initially connect Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Chennai, Ahemdabad, Jaipur and Bangalore. However, after Dasara it will later spread its connectivity to Goa, Madurai, Visakhapatnam and Mysore. More than $100 million investment is planned during the next two years.

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While talking to the reporters in Hyderabad, Ramesh Lingamneni, the managing director of LEPL, which is the promoter of Air Costa said that the airline has got approval from DGCA and it will run two Embraer-170 jets in the beginning owing to the lack of hangar space at the Vijayawada’s Gannavaram Airport. In fact, two more E-190 will start operating by November this year.

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According to Ramesh, “Our fleet is expected to rise to 25 aircrafts by 2018. Our aim is to provide air linkage to metros from two tier and three tier cities of the country, in the comfortable quieter cabin of a jet unlike a turboprop aircraft.” He further added that Air Costa has chosen Embraer E-Jets for reliability and efficiency. The CEO of Air Costa, Captain Babu said that “Our plan is to link underserved markets in India with more direct flights. The E170 and E190 jets are ideal both in size and range. We can add frequencies and routes without adding too much capacity, thus serving places with seasonal demand, as well as key secondary and tertiary business centers.”

Also, the airline will provide flexi-fare system via company website and all time call center services. Airline tickets can also booked through travel agents.

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