FLY91 commences commercial operations

FLY91, the latest entrant in the country’s aviation sector, today commenced its commercial operations with its first flight taking off for Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The flight departed from Goa’s Manohar International Airport at 07.55 am. The regional airline also operated its maiden flight to Sindhudurg from Bengaluru on the same day.

The airline has also launched a special fare of Rs 1991 (all inclusive). The inaugural offer will be valid on all flights across FLY91 sectors. The passengers can also enjoy a wide variety of snacks & beverages on-board at a flat rate of just Rs 100 per item.

To offer convenience and peace of mind to its passengers, FLY91 will be allowing change and cancellation of flight tickets at a very attractive price of Rs 499 per passenger per sector for a limited period.

Commenting on the start of commercial operations, Manoj Chacko, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, FLY91 said, “We at FLY91 are incredibly proud to launch our inaugural commercial flight, symbolizing our commitment to connecting India in a way that has never been done before. This inaugural flight is not just about reaching a destination; it’s about taking flight with the dreams and aspirations of a nation.”

A veteran of the travel industry,  Mr. Chacko has earlier worked in senior leadership roles at Emirates Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, American Express, SOTC and WNS.

FLY91 is initially offering flights between Goa, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Sindhudurg, with plans to  start operations to Agatti, Jalgaon and Pune in April. The pure play airline will fly between Goa and Bengaluru on Monday, Friday and Saturday. Similar number of flights will be operated per week between Bengaluru and Sindhudurg. The airline will also fly between Goa and Hyderabad, and between Sindhudurg and Hyderabad twice a week.

“We understand that Indian travelers deserve good travel experiences. That’s why FLY91 has been built from the ground up with a focus on comfort, and efficient service,” said Mr. Chacko.

The airline currently has two ATR 72-600 aircraft with four more aircraft expected in the coming months. This steady pipeline of aircraft induction will help the airline establish a strong pan-India presence, focused around five zones across the country.

The airline has been allocated its first set of routes under the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN. The routes include Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Nanded in Maharashtra and Agatti in Lakshadweep, along with other business and leisure destinations, namely Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad and Pune.


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