In 2003 Air Deccan started by Capt G R Gopinath gave wings to the nation’s dream to fly by becoming India’s first low cost carrier. In little over 4 years it expanded rapidly opening up over 30 new airports in the country and by 2007 was flying to over 70 destinations with 45+ aircraft.
Today Air Deccan unit of Deccan Charters has re-launched with an aim of augmenting the government’s UDAN Regional Connectivity scheme, an ambitious program of connecting Tier II & Tier III cities to the nation’s map. This laudable undertaking of the Government of India will usher in a new sustainable air revolution giving wings to the aspirations of the common man to affordable flying.
Through this service, Air Deccan will connect emerging towns across various states of India like Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal in the current first phase to the metros like New Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata, thereby shortening the travel time from 5-6 hours to under an hour at an affordable price, thereby increasing travel options.
Air Deccan is now connecting flights from :-
Mumbai to Nashik, Pune, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Sholapur
Kolkata to Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Durgapur, Bagdogra, Burnpur, Cooch Behar, Agartala
Shillong to Imphal, Silchar, Dimapur, Aizawl, Agartala
New Delhi to Agra, Shimla, Ludhiana, Pantnagar, Dehradun, Kullu