Indian skies to get busier in 2022, parallel airline WINAIR on the runway

World’s first parallel airline company ‘WINAIR’ has agreed with Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India. The term ‘WINAIR’ means We Indian Nationals, says Samuel Timothy, CMD, of Winair Aviation Private Limited.

A parallel airline is a new concept that means utilizing an existing operator who has equipment (Aircraft, NOC, NSOP) and an operating permit. In short, the aircraft are leased utilizing their license and viable routes are planned. In other words, it is just like utilizing the idle hours of the existing airlines, this is the first time in the world that such a module is being framed.

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“The Indian aviation story is all set to undergo a huge change in the coming year and the markets are going to grow faster than they were ever before. The growing number of airports, the increasing per capita income, and the fierce competition resulting in one of the lowest ticket prices globally has boosted the number of people traveling by air.”

Samuel Timothy, CMD, Winair Aviation Private Limited

Aviation industry veteran Winnie Kurup, CEO, WINAIR will oversee the operations of the parallel airline.

The airline passenger business has returned to 85% of the pre-covid level and the air cargo business has recovered to 80%. Just like their global counterparts—The Indian fliers also look for low fares, friendly service, and nonstop trips. 

“The pandemic has forced airlines around the world to reassess their business models and become more focused. When the world changes, airlines must change with the world, and this means that innovation and restructuring should accelerate. In India, we believe that WINAIR will be a catalyst for some airlines to change faster too. We strongly believe that the country has a dynamic environment for airlines and those who change will only be the winners in the game.”

Winnie Kurup, CEO, WINAIR
The airline will operate ATR-72 aircraft

The base for the airlines will be Hyderabad and it will operate on Hyderabad-Pune -Shirdi – Nagpur -Surat, Goa-Coimbatore – Mangalore-Cochin, Goa – Surat-Jaipur-Delhi routes. The aircraft selected are ATR72-600 (72 seaters).

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