Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mohan Meakins chief to turn aviator

New Delhi: Mohan Meakins chief Kapil Mohan is set to join the high-flying league of Indian aviators with his new low-cost feeder airline Indus Air set for take-off next month. Indus Air will start operations within the next 10 days with a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 regional jets.
"The first aircraft has already arrived and we will receive our second plane next week. In all, we will have five CRJs on an eight year lease," Brig Mohan said. In the second phase, the airline plans to induct 10 Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 jets on a hire-lease-purchase model for 10 years.
Floated in a JV with Beri & Beri, Indus Air will use Delhi and Chandigarh as the operating base for its aircraft. "The first flight will be on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Mumbai route, while the second will be deployed on other sectors connecting Jammu, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Bangalore," he said.
This will make Mohan the second liquor baron to step into the aviation field after Vijay Mallya.
30/10/06 Times of India