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Bye Bye Air Mantra?

Air Mantra, a regional carrier in India, which was launched last July using Beechcraft airplanes, seems to have ‘suspended’ bookings and not operating their flights. I was, a few days back, thinking of taking a joyride on one of their planes, and hopped on to their website to check fares. The fare search did not turn up anything, so I thought it was an annoying website or just an annoying Internet connection and moved on. However, today the press reports, Religare group-promoted Air Mantra has suspended operations and stopped taking bookings, citing technical reasons. I tried again, and the website still did not show any tricks to help make a reservation. On checking the flight operation details for yesterday, it…

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Air Mantra takes wings in North India

Air Mantra, a regional carrier, took wings with its first flights on the Amritsar – Chandigarh and return segments yesterday (23rd July). Owned by the Religare guys, Air Mantra is taking a vastly different strategy so far in terms of airlines currently operating in India, by operating very small planes on routes which connect smaller cities and avoiding the trunk routes altogether. The airline has been assigned the IATA code of M1, although I cannot seem to find their registered code on the IATA website, and they were granted a scheduled operator permit on 1st June 2012. The airline is using turboprop Beechcraft 1900D planes, of which it has 2 of these currently to serve routes which would not be…

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