Jagson Airlines to Take-off Again

jagson-airlinesAccording to news reports, the Rs 300-crore Delhi-based Jagson group’s Jagson Airlines plans to buy six new aircraft on lease purchase arrangement early next year. For this, the group is negotiating with Canadian major Bombardier and aircraft are expected to join the Jagson fleet in April next year.

Confirming the move, Jagdish P Gupta, chairman, Jagson Group, said, “Our discussions are in an advanced stage with the Canadian firms, and we will be able to clinch the deal very soon.The aircraft will be 35-50 seater range and will have the speed as good as the Boeing aircraft.” The new aircraft — the Jet or Turbo-prop — will be costing nearly Rs 25 crore per aircraft, the report stated.

Jagson Airlines started its operations in 1992 as the first private passenger airline on a regular basis under the open sky policy. Essentially Jagson was a feeder route airline service.

“Our main focus has been on the regional market segment, primarily catering to the northern belt for tourism and leisure travellers. At present Jagson operates 10 flights daily to Shimla, Kullu, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Dehradun. It has maintained a 100 per cent safety record over the last 10 years of its service. Our marketing and research team is working on many feasible routes, which could be anywhere in the country. But later this month, we plan to start Delhi-Rajkot flight five times a week,” said Gupta. The airline is looking to fly in non-peak hours at routes which are unconventional and has lot of tourist and business traveller. “Jagson will essentially restrict its activities to feeder routes for the time being, now moving to medium haul as Bhopal, Ahmedabad and other cities,” said Gupta.

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