By Vaibhav Agrawal
World’s first parallel airline company, WINAIR, has entered an agreement with a subsidiary of Air India, Alliance Air.
The concept of a parallel airline means utilising an existing operator who has an operating permit and equipment (NOC, NSOP, Aircraft). In simple terms, the aircraft are leased using their licence, and viable routes are planned. As per reports, such a module is being framed for the first time in the world.
While the air cargo business has recovered to 80%, the airline passenger business has returned to 85% of the pre-covid level. The Indian fliers are also looking for nonstop trips, friendly service and low fares, just like their global counterparts.
“The Indian aviation story is all set to undergo a huge change in the coming year, and the markets are going to grow faster than they were ever before. The growing number of airports, the increasing per capita income, and the fierce competition resulting in one of the lowest ticket prices globally has boosted the number of people travelling by air”, Samuel Timothy, CMD, Winair Aviation Private Limited.
The aircraft selected are ATR72-600 (72 seaters), while the base for the airlines shall be Hyderabad, and it will operate on Hyderabad-Pune-Shirdi–Nagpur-Surat, Goa-Coimbatore–Mangalore-Cochin, Goa–Surat-Jaipur-Delhi routes.