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Start-up airline eyes lucrative UK-India flight path

UK start-up airline Flypop could have some competition as another British airline is eyeing flights to India, with an expected start date of October 2021, the same time as its competitor.

Hans Airways, named after the Sanskrit word for 'swan', intends to operate between the UK and India using Airbus A330-200s. The airline has linked up with Swiss company Resource Group to start taking on flight crews as it attempts to gain its UK Air Operator Certificate (AOC) later this year. The Swiss company Resource Group will work alongside Hans Airways in hiring the Captains, First Officers, and Training Captains required to fly its planned fleet.

According to simpleflying.com, the UK start-up airline Flypop is also scheduled to start its operation between the India-UK route from October 2021. The airline's CEO, Nino Judge, has promised trips starting at £99 between London and Indian destinations.

On the other hand, Hans Airways intends to operate with a high number of premium economy seats, 73 in total, and 208 economy class seats. This will allow it to run on a low-cost model for the price-sensitive sector.

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