Flybig, India’s newest scheduled commuter airline, said that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to ten De Havilland Canada Twin Otter 400 Series aircraft in order to service small and distant places.
Under the UDAN Scheme, the airline provides commercial flight services to destinations in the South, Central, and Northeast.
Mandavia was reported in the report as adding that the acquisition is strategic and required.
- It will be a tremendous tool for the airline in its goal to deliver last-mile connectivity to the country’s hinterlands, according to him.
- This would provide the country’s aviation industry a competitive boost as well as open up a specialist travel market because it may be utilised to promote tourism over water.
- He also remarked that the De Havilland Twin Series Otter 400 aircraft has the capability of providing last-mile connection to India’s geographically inaccessible regions.
The letter of intent was signed by Captain Sanjay Mandavia, CEO of FlyBig, and Yogesh Garg, Director, Sales – Asia Pacific, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.
Meanwhile, De Havilland Canada’s vice-president (sales and marketing), Philippe Poutissou, was quoted in the report as saying,
“We are very excited to be working with the airline FlyBig to link under-served destinations in India that are currently reliant on inconvenient and inefficient modes of transportation.”
The Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, according to the research, is a 19-seater aircraft that would suit a wide range of requirements in the country’s ever-expanding aviation market, allowing access to new commuter, coastal, and island-hopping routes.
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