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Now, book an air taxi to hop across cities

business Updated: Nov 24, 2009 22:44 IST
HT Correspondent

If you are a family of three and want to fly in the comforts of your own aircraft Air Car, the recently launched low-cost air charter company has the solution.

Air Car would operate to distances that can be reached within 45 to 90 minutes of flying.

“We will fly to short distances and the price to charter a plane would be as low as an executive class ticket in a full service carrier between Delhi-Chandigarh, which is about Rs 10,000 one way,” Manav Singh, chairman Air Car said.

Explaining the concept Singh said, “a tourist keen to fly Delhi-Agra-Jaipur and then fly on to Jodhpur-Jaisalmer can hire our aircraft for the entire trip at a very reasonable rate and fly in and out of these destinations at his own convenience. This will save the tourist considerable amount of time and money.”

Citing an example Singh said the cost of one-way trip between Delhi-Agra in Air Car for three passengers would cost Rs 30,000 or Rs 10,000 each.

Launched with a two Cirrus —four seat aircraft — the charter company hopes to add two to three aircraft in its fleet every three months.

Managing director of the company Uttam Bose said, “In India, only 200 people can afford to charter a plane in a year. We want to change that and provide low-cost options and in the next 2 years we are looking at 20,000 passengers.”

Cirrus, Bose said, is the safest aircraft in the world and the only aircraft that to be fitted with a parachute that can land the entire aircraft safely in case of emergency.