Last night I received some pics from Deccan 360, India’s newest cargo carrier and the brainchild of Capt GR Gopinath.
He’s the one wearing the jeans in the pics. Gopinath first came to fame a few years go as the founder of Air Deccan, India’s first low-cost carrier.
Yesterday he formally launched Deccan 360 with a flight at 12:00 from Delhi to Hong Kong using the first of three Airbus A310 freighters it is getting. The other two are coming before the end of June, Deccan 360′s spokeswoman tells me.
In the coming weeks it plans to also launch services to Dubai, Mumbai and Chennai, she says.
Gopinath launched the cargo carrier because he could see there was a gap in the market. India has very few dedicated cargo airlines.