India Got A New Airline! Goa-Based Airlines Gets Approval For Domestic Flights Across India


Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Mar 07, 2024


Goa-based regional airline FLY91 has attained its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, marking a significant milestone for the company. Manoj Chacko, MD and CEO of FLY91, expressed gratitude to the Ministry and DGCA for their support throughout the certification process.

India Got A New Airline! Goa-Based Airlines Gets Approval For Domestic Flights Across India

Expansion Plans and Route Connectivity

FLY91 recently acquired its first aircraft, an ATR 72-600 leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. The aircraft will operate from Goa’s Manohar International Airport in Mopa, supporting the airline’s focus on connecting tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India. The company aims to link over 50 cities within five years, necessitating the acquisition of 30 additional aircraft and the establishment of hubs nationwide. Their choice of the ATR 72-600 aircraft aligns with this expansion strategy.

FLY91 has already secured routes under the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN, connecting cities like Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Nanded, and Agatti with major destinations including Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, and Pune.

Commercial Operations on the Horizon

With the AOC approval, FLY91 is now poised to begin selling tickets and launch commercial operations in the near future. The airline aims to play a crucial role in enhancing connectivity between smaller Indian cities and towns, contributing to the nation’s aviation sector’s growth and development.

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