Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gopi- Revival of a dream? The aam aadmi airline to return?

Neelam Mathews
Dec 16, 2012
Even as a financial newspaper reports that Captain GR Gopinath’s Deccan Charters is facing a severe financial crisis, the father of the former aaam admi airline, Air Deccan, told Headlines Today he is set to launch an airline soon. Gopinath’s five-year non-compete clause with Mallya ends on January 28, 2013.
With Jet talking to Etihad, it will be interesting to see how the dynamics of India’s aviation scene will change.
Friends no more!               Credit-Outlook   
Given the aviation minister’s hint that the FDI would be more relevant to present scheduled carriers, Gopi might be once again having to face an antiquated, insular and anti-
proactive regulatory environment. Ofcourse, the present economic crisis won’t help either.”My aim is not to kill Jet Airways (or any other airline) he said at the interview. “The future of India is in small towns…” Hopefully, the government will take cognizance.
Lets get India on the aviation map again- or is it too much of a dream?

1 comment:

  1. India is a massive market when it comes to air traffic, year on year whilst income levels rise, the middle class segment grows at a faster pace on account of urbanization.

    India will need atleast an additional 200 more aircraft to keep up with the growth seen in the last three years and this is purely for domestic operations.

    Gopinath whilst is a romantic like most indians when it comes to aviation, one must understand that Air, Sea, Rail and Road are clearly different transportation modes and each my distinct nature cant compete with each other.

    Lets hope Aviation's Good Friend Capt. Gopi does not make that mistake again.

    Mark D Mark