May 16 2021: Hit hard by the 2nd Covid-wave-induced lockdowns,commercial airline operators in India are looking at new business opportunities to stay afloat. And the preferred route is to offer their fleet for charter -- by groups as small as 5 and as large as 300.
Spicejet has been touting charter flight as: "The safest way to fly from anywhere to anywhere... in the comfort of your private charter". The airline Offers a Beechcraft C90 aircraft for up to 5 passengers, a Bombardier Q400 for 90 passengers and an Airbus A330-900 Neo for 200 - 300 passengers.
"Think charter, book Indigo" is the mantra offered by another Indian civilian carrrier. Indigo offers an Airbus 320 for 180 passengers, Airbus 321 for 232 passengers and an ATR aircraft for up to 78 passengers.
Read full story here of how Indian -- and some international --carriers are innovating to stay afloat.