Indian Airlines plans to tie up with a domestic private
airline to service regional routes through a hub-and-spoke
move could push back Indian Airlines'' plans to buy small-capacity
aircraft such as ATRs to service its feeder routes, for
which the airline had set up an experts committee for
shortlisting the manufacturer a few years ago.
senior IA official says the airline is in talks with Air
Deccan to use its services as a feeder airline. Air Deccan
is a low-cost, no-frills airline. The official says under
the hub-and-spoke arrangement, passengers using Air Deccan''s
flights need not book tickets separately for their onward
single ticket will ensure that they can travel by an IA
flight to any of the destination covered by the airline.
The official says the tie-up with a regional airline such
as Air Deccan will lead to optimising the capacity utilisation
of the airline.