Air Pegasus has added a new ATR 72-500 aircraft
BENGALURU: South India’s regional airline Air Pegasus has added a new ATR 72-500 aircraft taking its fleet size to a total of three.
The addition is part of its plan to take the fleet tally to 10 aircraft by end of the calendar year, Air Pegasus said.
“We will receive two more aircraft within two months and have ordered five more aircraft,” MD of Air Pegasus, Shyson Thomas said.
With the new aircraft, Air Pegasus will spread its wings to Puducherry, Goa, Kochi and Vijayawada, the airline said in a statement.
As per recent data by IATA (International Air Transport Association), domestic air traffic in India grew 22.9% in January, the highest among all countries while the global growth rate was 6.8 percentage.
Indian market also reported the highest capacity addition (21.9%) and the highest load factor among all markets (84.7%) on a year-on-year basis, IATA said.
Based out of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, Air Pegasus now operates flights to Hubbali, Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Mangaluru, Chennai and Kadappa.
It plans to scale up its services to connect Tuticorin, Belagavi, Rajahmundry and Puducherry.
Air Pegasus is an Indian regional airline based in Bangalore, India. The airline, subsidiary of Decor Aviation, an aircraft ground-handling services company, commenced operations on 12 April 2015.
Air Pegasus serves 6 airports across south India from its main hub at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore with a fleet of 2 ATR 72-500 aircraft.
Air Pegaus flights connect Madurai, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, Hubli, Bangalore and Kadapa, while Puducherry starts on April 16.
Decor Aviation is the largest ground handling service provider in South India. The company has its presence in all major airports in South of India including Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Cochin etc.