Top 10 Airlines in India 2017

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8. Air Costa

Company based in Vijayawada of Andra Pradesh. Air costa was the first regional airlines from Andra Pradesh.


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This regional airline is promoted by Lingamaneni Estates Private Limited (LEPL) group, and it started out its operations on 16, Oct 2013 by flying to Chennai. Airline intended to connect the tier2 and tier3 cities pan India.

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It used Embraer 190 as it aircrafts. Air costa’s tagline is Happy Flying. The company is intended to give a safe, reliable and affordable flight services across India. It was awarded the most promising Airlines in India in 2016 due to its services. According to DGCA, Air Costa had very less cancellation and good on time services in this year. It also flew around 6 lakh people this financial year. It had a market share of around 0.6%. It has 8 destinations in its list, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

It has around 800 employees. This flight offered many discounts and offers to fliers in this year that it was one of cheapest airline. One of unique feature is that all the flights of the Air Costa are 2 seater.

In February of 2017, it halted all the operations due to financial causes. Air Costa CEO said he will try to bring back the airlines soon.

Parameters:

Pax: 6 lakhs

Market share: 0.6

Destinations: 8



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