Alliance Air may be "lower cost' than IC
, esp in terms of pilot/cabin crew salaries and their contracts, but that still does not guarantee success.
For one, they are overstaffed, they dont exactly have the brightest young sparks around and I seriously doubt whether they will be able to do multi tasking and thereby reduce turnaound times. That way I was very impressed with Air Deccan, they have a small crew who does everything. And for the last flight of the day with a quick turn around of 20 min, the cabin was very clean, inflight magazines were in every seat and boarding was very quick.
Also right now Alliance Air check in is handled by IC
, so unless they recruit their own ground staff and train them specifiically for quick turn around operations (which is what Air India Express seems to be doing), they are not going to get high aircraft utilisation rates.