Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Virtually Inaugurates Commercial Operation Of Goa-Based FLY91

Goa-based airline FLY91 is all set to start commercial operations from March 18 after a virtual inauguration by Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

by Tashika Tyagi
Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Virtually Inaugurates Commercial Operation Of Goa-Based FLY91

Regional airline FLY91 is all set to fly commercial flights from March 18. The airlines will also operate direct flights between Goa and Lakshadweep from mid-April. Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia virtually inaugurated and gave a formal go-ahead to their commercial operations today. Here’s everything you need to know about this airline, the routes, and their journey.

Jyotiraditya Scindia Inaugurates FLY91 Airlines’ Commercial Services

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has given its nod of approval to airline FLY91 to commence commercial services in some parts of India. The Goa-based, regional airline will start commercial operations on March 18. They will fly direct flights from Goa to Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Furthermore, from mid-April, they will expand their operations and begin direct flights from Goa to Lakshadweep’s Agatti Island.

As per FLY91’s MD and CEO, Manoj Chacko, the airline is the “world’s most well-capitalised regional carrier.” The carrier received its air operator permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on March 6. The carrier aims to improve air connectivity across Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India. They currently have a fleet of two, 70-seater ATR 72-600 aircraft. In the next six months, the airline will have a total of six ATR 72-600 aircraft.

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FLY91’s Plans For Expansion & Routes

FLY91 has, reportedly, raised a capital of $25 million to improve and expand their fleet and services. According to CEO Manoj Chacko, in the next five years, the airline will have 35 aircraft and plans to connect 50 cities in India. FLY91 is India’s first airline to use Goa’s Manohar International Airport as its home base.

As per the airline, they will start commercial operations from Goa to Bengaluru and Hyderabad on March 18. They will also fly to Sindhudurg from Bengaluru and Hyderabad. They have planned to start the Lakshadweep route from mid-April. This will be quite helpful since the Kochi-Agatti route by Alliance Air is the only flight route to Lakshadweep right now.

It’s heartening to see the growth of the aviation industry in India. What’s your take on this? Let us know in the comments.

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