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Deccan Lanka

Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:49 pm

Air Deccan had plans to start an airline in Sri Lanka, Deccan Lanka. What has happened to that plan. I don't hear Capt. Gopinath talk about it these day. Has he given up upon this idea?

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RE: Deccan Lanka

Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:31 pm

Maybe he's optimistic that IT will manage to get the "waiting period" reduced from 5 years to 3 years!

Anyway - has DN ordered any wide bodies (to suit international flights)? Or are they planning to use their 320s to South East Asia?
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RE: Deccan Lanka

Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:26 pm

With the mad expansion that DN is going through in India - Deccan Lanka can't be on the radar just yet. I guess once things stabilise in India the Lanka plan will start. Plus there is that little problem of Sri Lanka quietly falling into a state of civil war which might impact intra-Lanka or Sri Lanka-Southern India flights.
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RE: Deccan Lanka

Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:31 am

The Domestic Situation in Lanka might be the Hurdle right now.
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