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AirAsia, GoAir eye revenue growth from charter flights amid Covid-19

Although limited in number, charters are lucrative for airlines

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A charter flight on an Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 aircraft costs around Rs 4.5 - 5 lakh per hour.

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Charter flights are helping airlines earn cash amid uncertain travel demand and rising fuel costs.
 
GoAir will be operating an additional 150 charter flights to bring home Indian citizens from West Asia, an airline spokesperson said on Tuesday. Until Monday, GoAir operated 51 charter flights carrying 8951 passengers to India.
 
An AirAsia India spokesperson said it has a few more domestic charter flights planned over the next few days under its 'Umeed Ki Udaan' initiative to support migrant workers' return to their home. The airline has till now flown 26 charter flights within India and transported 4200 passengers. The highest

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First Published: Jun 30 2020 | 9:35 AM IST

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