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Manoj Chacko’s Fly91 receives NOC from MoCA

The latest entrant in the Indian aviation space, Fly 91 Airlines has received its NOC from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on April 25. Furthermore, as learnt from various media reports, the airline will utilise the regional aircraft ATR-72 to start its airline from Goa, which is the base location of the airline.

The airline is named after India’s telephonic code +91 and hence called Fly 91. The airline will be headquartered in Panjim Goa and will operate flights to and from the North Goa Airport, the newest airport in the country.

Further, the reports state that the airline will lease 6 to 8 regional ATR planes each year and has raised INR 200 crore from PE Firms. The airline will be led by Manoj Chacko, who has served as the executive vice president at Kingfisher, former airline of India founded by Vijay Mallya.

He also served as the COO and CEO of business travel at SOTC. Moreover, Fly 91 will enter the competitive UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) regional connectivity scheme.

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