Mr Gopinath said that the next bucket of Rs 800 will be opened for another five tickets, and so on.
The fares will go up incrementally. For example, the first 45 seats on the Delhi-Bangalore sector will go for between Rs 500 and Rs 3,200, the next 90 between Rs 4,000-Rs 5,000 and the balance 45 for Rs 5,000-7,000.
Air Deccan has hired Airbus A-320s. What it didnt have earlier were parking slots. That wait is over. The civil aviation ministry has allocated parking slots at Bangalore and Chennai, Mr Gopinath informed.
I have been assured that Mumbai and Delhi will come soon too, he said.
The company has taken delivery of one Airbus A-320. Two more are on the way. Rail officials are putting up a brave front.
All these schemes are of academic interest only. Our volumes have grown in the competing air conditioned classes and we are running wait list, an official claimed.