Air Costa, a regional airline launched in October by the LEPL Group, is launching services from Hyderabad next month.
The city will be connected to Chennai, Vijayawada, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Bangalore from December 10, said a press release. Air Costa uses Embraer E-jets (170 and 190) for its operations as these are economical, offering the same comfort as a large jet aircraft, the release added. “We plan to add new destination every month as part of our expansion plans for the year,” said CEO K.N. Babu.
The company will invest about $100 million to expand its fleet of Embraer E-jets in the next two years, besides setting up an aircraft repair unit. It aims to add 10 E-jets by the end of 2014 and have a fleet of 25 aircraft by 2018.
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