Trujet to go pan-India

Show: India Aviation - Day 3 By R. Chandrakanth

Trujet, the country’s fourth regional airline from Hyderabad, is applying for a pan-India license to operate in the northern and western regions.

The Managing Director of Trujet, V. Umesh told SP’s ShowNews that the company which had a fleet of three ATR 72-500 aircraft would be getting two more on lease before July this year. Meanwhile, it has begun process for leasing of 15 ATR aircraft in the near future and the deliveries would begin next year. The funding for the same would be through internal accruals.

Trujet which is connecting seven destinations now will soon be expanding to other southern pockets first and then northern and western regions. The passenger load factor on its routes, he said, was on average 80 per cent and this was encouraging the company to expand at a faster rate.

Trujet is the brand name of Turbo Megha Airways. The airline is a subsidiary of Turbo Aviation, an aircraft maintenance and ground handling services company based in Hyderabad. It commenced operations on July 12, 2015 with inaugural flight between Hyderabad and Tirupati.