Air Deccan, India''s second largest airline, announced
the withdrawal of congestion surcharge with effect from
March 29, 2007. The congestion surcharge of Rs150, which
had come into effect on December 8, 2006, will no longer
be applicable on fresh tickets booked on and after March
29, 2007, the airline said in a release.
behind implementing the congestion fee was to make the
government aware of the problems being faced by airlines
due to congestion at airports. We are withdrawing the
same since the government is now taking firm steps to
tackle the problem and we are glad our issues are being
addressed positively," Capt G.R Gopinath, managing
director of Air Deccan, said.
growing low-cost airline and the second largest airline
in the country, with a market share of 21.6 per cent,
Air Deccan has the largest network in India today covering
64 airports, plying over 350 flights a day.
currently operates a brand new fleet of 19 Airbus A-320
aircraft, with an average age of 1.5 years and 24 ATR
Turboprop aircraft. Since its inception in August 2003,
Air Deccan has carried over 9 million passengers and
the numbers are growing everyday. The airline has recorded
an on time performance of (within 1 hour) of 98.19 per
cent for February 2007.