Thursday, July 25, 2013

LEPL's Air Costa plans to start domestic flights from Bhubaneswar in September

Air Costa, (Lingamaneni Prabhakara Rao - Chairman) an Andhra Pradesh-based regional airline, has evinced interest to start domestic flights from Bhubaneswar from the first week of September, said sources, as per a TOI report. An Airbus aircraft is most likely to be deployed on flights from Bhubaneswar to Chennai and Bengaluru via Vishakhapatnam. "The route is yet to be finalised. But we will start the service from the first week of September. Two flights—E170 and E190—are likely to be commissioned from Bhubaneswar," Sharad Kumar, Director, Bhubaneshwar Airportr.

“We are negotiating with Air Asia, SpiceJet and GoAir. They are keen but their flying is yet to be confirmed,” the Director said. Within a year, three more domestic flights may be given permission to operate from Bhubaneswar, he added.

The airline is promoted by Vijayawada-based Lingamaneni Estates and Projects Ltd, which has businesses in urban infrastructure, power, hospitality education and entertainment sectors. The company has a fleet of three E-Jets that are most suitable for the regional short-haul connectivity between Tier-II and Tier-III cities with major metros.
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