Hyderabad, India, July 13, 2018 : Trujet, India’s first schedule commuter airline has made a notable place in the aviation space by pioneering the UDAN project, thereby making Prime Minister’s vision a reality. Trujet now connects fourteen major destinations in south India including Cuddapah, Nanded, Bellary, Mysore and Salem in the regional connectivity scheme.
Trujet has carried 1.2 million passengers in the three years since it started flying. Trujet has been further awarded with 20 new routes in the Western & Eastern states and will connect Kandla, Porbandar, Keshod, Jaisalmer, Jalgaon & Nasik from Ahmedabad & Burnpur, Cooch Behar, Tezu, and Rupsi from Guwahati.
“We have 14 destinations at present. We are adding close to 20 more destinations in coming months. At present we are operating five ATRs. We are looking to add five to seven more ATRs in the coming months,” said Mr. Vishok Mansingh, CEO, Truejet airline. He further revealed that, to meet this new destination’s demand the company is planning to acquire 5 – 7 ATR Jets this financial year with financial support of internal accruals. He further added, “TruJet is currently operating at close to 85 per cent occupancy levels. This ushers the second phase of our UDAN effort, where Trujet connects Bharat with India and promotes the air connectivity of unserved/underserved cities to the metros. Trujet is planning organic and inorganic expansion to support its future demand.”
Trujet is the first airline to successfully fly all routes as part of its first bid under UDAN and the Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a Citation to Trujet for the same. Trujet has been awarded the ‘Most Promising Airline’ for the year 2018 from India Travel Awards -South 2018.
On the occasion of its third anniversary, Trujet would like to thank all stake holders including MoCA, DGCA, BCAS,AAI, Airport operator, fuel companies, Lessors and Vendors for their continuous support in achieving this milestone.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Trujet is also taking concrete steps to be a responsible member of the community by taking 300 under privileged children on the first flight of their life so that they may aspire to build a better life for themselves. This is part of a year-long programme where Trujet will work with NGO’s who are championing this cause. “On the occasion of its 3rd anniversary, Trujet is offering fares starting at Rs. 603 all-inclusive to make air travel affordable for common man,” said Mr. Vishok Mansingh, CEO of the Airline
Replying to a query, the airline CFO, K G Vishwanath said that presently they are nearly achieving the operational break-even and will become profitable by next 2-3 years. He further added, “For the last three years, some of the earlier routes which we have started are breaking even at operational level. For an overall perspective, we are a more stabilised carrier and we are close to operational break-even at this point of time.”