Sunday, July 12, 2015

TruJet's first flight takes off from Hyderabad to Tirupati

HYDERABAD: The maiden flight of city-based regional low cost carrier TruJet, part of Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd, took off today from here to Tirupati. 

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the first commercial flight of TruJet, promoted by a group of investors Vankayalapati Umesh (MD) and Tollywood actor Ram Charan Teja. 

The minister attended the candle-lighting ceremony at the Shamshabad Airport here this morning and flagged off the first flight to Tirupati to mark official launch of Trujet flight services, an official statement said. 

Promoters of the company Vankayalapati Umesh (Managing Director) Ram Charan and Prem Kumar were among others who were present on the occasion. 

The airliner has plans to acquire more aircraft and setting up a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility entailing an investment of Rs 500 crore as it also plans to gradually add new destinations. 

The company has a fleet of two ATR 72-500 aircraft leased from an Irish company.

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