Air Kolkata is the 2nd largest airline in India by pax carried/week and 4th largest by seat-km. I operate a fleet of DH8s(mostly Q400As and some 300s and 200s) and CRJ900s and B737series. Currently I operate almost entirely domestically with few international connections. Expansion plans include entering middle eastern routes in UAE,Qatar,KWI,Saudi Arabia,Iran with 737-700BGWs and Israel,Jordan,Egypt,Kenya&Europe with 737-900HGW winglets. These are long term plans and please don't expect me to have these routes by the end of next week. this is at least a one or more likely two month plan. Most Intl flights will be out of BOM. Hubs for Air Kolkata: BOM(Intl) ,BLR,CCU,DEL
The reason I am applying to Infinity is because I would like to have partners to get connections for south east asia and far east. With Fly Asia,VINA & Gizme it will be a great partnership (although getting slots at HKG can be very diff). In return I will be proving onward connections to middle east, north east africa and central africa and europe. In addition members from europe and far east should be able to get passengers into India using my hubs.
Air Kolkata has been profitable at around 27-30% margins for every week last 3months. Growth in profits and passenger volume has grown steadily at at average of about 10-12% per week.
I would call myself an active player although not addicted (at least I hope so
). I keep on top of things.
I am leaving Sky World because of the lack of (more like complete absence of) communication/co-operation between the members. With your own forum and everything I believe things will be better here and we can collaborate like a real alliance.
Please let me know if you have any further questions. Air Kolkata Link