Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd, operating under the name TruJet has entered into agreements which will enable the airline to double its fleet to 10 ATR-72 aircraft by the end of 2019. Starting with two ATR-72 aircraft in July 2015, TruJet now operates 5 ATR-72 aircraft in its fleet and connects 20 destinations in India.
With the growth of fleet in the coming months, TruJet will add 10 new destinations by the end of 2019. The company wishes to plan and execute a sustainable and profitable growth plan for the airline for over five years.
The past 12 months have been eventful and busy for TruJet with its 700 odd employees as it set up its second base at Ahmedabad, and now with a five aircraft fleet, has spread its network to 20 cities and would like to add another base in the near future.
The carrier is looking to maximise the ancillary revenues such as unbundled fares, add on like pre-reserved seating, excess baggage and advertising from boarding pass to aircraft wraps. It is also looking to build strategic partnerships with airlines both domestic and international.
Celebrating its 4th Anniversary on July 12, 2019, TruJet has also emerged as the airline with the largest share of its capacity (73%) deployed on UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) routes.
Commenting on the completion of four years of operations, K V Pradeep, Director, TruJet said, “Over the past four years, TruJet has been able to create its own niche in the regional connectivity space. We are the only successful standing airline amongst the regional airlines who started operations around the same time as us. The UDAN scheme of the hon’ble prime minister is a great opportunity for airlines such as ourselves to connect the hitherto unserved and underserved markets in India. This has led to an upsurge in traffic and we are looking at connecting these points with incremental flight as well as with more cities in our fast-growing network.”
Col (Retd.) LSN Murty, CEO said, “TruJet is now considered a flag bearer in the regional connectivity space in India and will continue to occupy a pre-eminent position in the same.”