G R Gopinath, pioneer of low cost aviation in India is set to make a comeback after almost three years of silence with his newest venture, Air Deccan. Air Deccan is all set to begin operating flights between Mumbai and Nashik. Under the first phase of the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme, Gopinath’s latest venture is one of the five such airlines who has bid for government subsidies in April 2017.
Having been awarded 34 routes by the Aviation Ministry under RCS, it plans to operate 19 seater Beechcraft 1900D aircrafts, for short flights that connect Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Shillong to other cities in its vicinity. Air Deccan missed the deadlines set by the aviation ministry for kick starting in September, having made hard negotiations with Delhi and Mumbai airports for landing and parking slots. Gopinath has changed the airline and aviation sector of India for good now.
The prominent domination of full service carriers such as Air India, Air Sahara and Jet Airways has been disseminated by the Air Deccan fares of Re. 1. Through this old “marketing strategy”, Gopinath, a retired captain from the Indian Army, is ready for his next big bet. For Gopinath, the man who attempted his hands in sericulture and hospitality before hopping into the aviation sector, life has turned up at ground zero.
While there’s very little interruption that he can do this time, the high development standpoint of the traveller activity offers want to serial business people like Gopinath to become wildly successful on the off chance that they can play their cards right.