Jagson grounds national flight

The battle for the skies has perhaps claimed its first victim. Plans of Delhi-based feeder airline Jagson to launch a country-wide scheduled low-cost operations have been nipped in the bud.

Given the competitive scenario in the Indian aviation sector, the non-scheduled airline, which connects several stations in North such as Kullu, Simla, Dharamshala, Jodhpur and Nainital, finds the launch of a national network unviable.

Rejiging its plans, the airline is now looking at having a regional airline early next year. “As of now, having a regional airline makes more sense than one with an all-India presence,” Jagdish P Gupta, chairman, Jagson Airlines told ET. Its application for launch of scheduled operations is still pending with Director General of Civil Aviation, and Mr Gupta claims that they are not pursuing it for the time being.

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