Thursday, April 27, 2006

Jagson, IndiGo defer take-off

Mumbai: After announcing the takeoff of its budget carrier in April, feeder airline operator Jagson will now begin services only by the first week of June. The high profile launch of IndiGo Airlines, which was slated some time in the first quarter of 2006, has also been moved to July.
Speaking to DNA Money, Jagson chief executive officer (CEO) Uttam Kumar Bose said “We are all ready to begin our operations after we get the government approvals. We have yet to be allotted the Delhi and Hyderabad parking bays that we have applied for.”
Bose informed the company’s budget services would take wing with two leased Airbus A320, which would operate around eight flights daily. The airline will deploy its aircraft on Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Goa, Delhi-Bangalore-Hyderabad, Hyderabad-Bangalore, Bangalore-Delhi, Delhi-Kolkata, Kolkata-Guwahati and Guwahati-Kolkata-Delhi routes daily.
The airline, which already has a small hangar space at the Delhi airport, is looking for bigger hangar space.
26/04/06 Praveena Sharma/Daily News & Analysis