Hyderabad, March 02, 2022: flybig a scheduled commuter airline operating under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) recently announced plans to increase its national footprint and operational network.
It is adding 3 more cities viz. Hyderabad, Indore, Gondia, taking the total number of operational cities in its network from 8 to 11. It will start Indore-Gondia-Hyderabad flight operations from March 13. The booking of tickets is just commenced.
Disclosing this in a press note issued in Hyderabad today, on the new destination launch and network expansion, Capt. Sanjay Mandavia, CMD flybig, said, “it is flybig constant endeavour to rapidly expand capacity and build a strong pan-national regional commuter network in the untapped air travel markets of India. We are launching new routes in the heart of India – viz. Hyderabad in Telangana, Indore in MP, Gondia in Maharashtra, and to further augment this.
flybig launched its services in the North East in the second week of May 2021. Currently, it operates across 4 states and 8 destinations including Kolkata (West Bengal), Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Lilabari, Rupsi (all in Assam), Agartala (Tripura) as well as Passighat&Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh). flybig has a fleet comprising of ATR 72-500 and ATR 72-600 aircraft with a total 20 daily operational flights.
“flybig operational philosophy is to provide travellers with the option of transitioning from ‘Rail miles to Air miles’ – emphasizing flybig ambition to connect the country’s remote locations by air.” Capt. Mandavia added.
Commenting on this momentous and important development, Shri Sunil BaburaoMendhe, Hon’ble Member of Parliament – Bhandara-Gondia (Maharashtra), said, “I am delighted that flybig is soon going to operate flights from Birsi Airport, Gondia to important domestic destinations such as Indore and Hyderabad.
Important Operational Information about flybig
flybig is promoted by Gurugram – based Big Charter Private Limited, led by its visionary Capt. Sanjay Mandavia CMD, flybig. The airline is focused on connecting tier-2 and tier 3 cities within India.
flybig sees itself as an important industry partner to the Government of India. The scheduled commuter airline has planned to induct five aircraft by the end of March 2022, offering more than 75,000 seats at peak capacity across 15 approved routes.
About Capt. Sanjay Mandavia, CMD- flybig
Capt. Sanjay Mandavia is a savvy business leader and aviation expert with over two decades of experience as a pilot and entrepreneur, which demonstrates his commitment and vision for the Indian Aviation Industry.
The launch of flybig by Capt. Sanjay Mandavia in January 2021, amid Covid-19, is certain to lay the infrastructural foundation for air connectivity and accessibility to the general public living in India’s hinterland and is consistent with the Government of India’s stated goal of the UDAN scheme.