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Air Deccan connects yet another unconnected sector – brings Kandla into the aviation map

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Air Deccan connects yet another unconnected sector – brings Kandla into the aviation map
Air Deccan, India's first low cost carrier continues to expand its network and has announced the launch of flights between India's most prominent port city, Kandla and Mumbai, the commerce hub of the country. Flights on this route will commence operations daily from 30th October 2006. 48 seater ATR 42–500 aircraft will service this route. Kandla at present is not connected by any other airline. The bookings for this sector will open on 5th October 2006 at 08:00 A.M.

Bangalore, 4 October 2006

As India’s first SEZ Kandla, is a vital hub of India's food grains and oil imports and a thriving centre of commerce and industry. People traveling to and from Kandla depend entirely on road and railway services, even though the nearest rail link is in the city of Bhuj, nearly 65 kilometers away. The air link provided by Air Deccan, linking Kandla to Mumbai within 1 hour and 40 minutes, will be an asset to both passengers and industry. Air Deccan currently provides connectivity to at least 10 cities in India which are unconnected by other airlines including Dehradun, Tuticorin, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Gwalior etc and Kandla will be another addition to the list.

Capt. G.R Gopinath, Managing Director Air Deccan said,After independence Kandla Port was developed with the vision to be a leading port city of India and now Air Deccan in keeping with its vision of providing connectivity across the country has brought Kandla into its network. At present Kandla airport is used only for landing chartered flights while regular air travelers have to contend with Bhuj which is 60 kilometers away. Air Deccan services to Kandla will greatly help several thousands of people who regularly need to travel to Kandla.


Air Deccan offers dynamic pricing on its entire seat inventory. The pricing is a function of demand and supply of seats at any given point in time. The earlier one books, the lesser one pays. Inaugural fares on the Mumbai–Kandla–Mumbai route start at Rs. 1,499/- (plus taxes).


Bookings for this sector for the travel period October 30, 2006 till 31st January 2007 will open on October 5, 2006. Passengers may log on to, or call our 24/7 all India call centre at 39008888 (prefix city code) to book tickets.> India's fastest growing low cost airline and the 2nd largest airline in the country, with a market share of 21.2% (June 2006) Air Deccan has the largest network in India today covering 56 airports, plying 270 flights a day. The airline currently operates a brand new fleet of 14 Airbus A320 aircraft, with an average age of 1.5 years and 21 ATR Turboprop aircraft. Since its inception in August 2003, Air Deccan has carried over 6.6 million passengers and the numbers are growing everyday. The airline has recorded an on time performance (within 1hour) of 98.33% for August 2006.

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