A new low-cost domestic airline from the Indian government is expected to be launched in October this year. (7/4/2007)
According to the National daily The Times of India, the airline will launch with two brand new Boeing 737-800s and the existing fleet of Alliance Air and the “ticket pricing would be comparable to those offered by current LCCs, the merged Air India Express will also offer meals on board.”
“Based on the Southwest model, food packets will be kept at the entrance of the aircraft and passengers would pick them up while going to their seats. The airline will target truck routes between big cities as also sector that are not fully covered by full service carriers,” reported the publication.