Private air taxi service between Bihar and Jharkhand on Ranchi-Gaya-Patna route commenced on Friday with a three-seater chartered plane taking off on its first flight from Ranchi.
Spirit Air Private Ltd, a Lucknow based private air-taxi service provider, entered into an agreement with DTDS Travel and Tour Planner Private Ltd, to begin its service on Airport Authority of Indias (AAI) controlled airports such as Ranchi, Gaya and Patna.
Spirit Air has named its service provider company as Indian Air Taxi.
We have started our air-taxi service from today...One person chartered the craft from Ranchi to Patna. For this, we have entered into an agreement with DTDS for one month, G C Biswas, Associate Vice-President (Marketing), said. Mr. Biswas said that it would be DTDSs responsibility to book Spirit Airs three-seater Cessna 172 Sky Hawk aircraft for one month and after which it would re-assess the business performance and decide whether or not to continue with the agreement. The flight service would operate on three days-- Monday, Thursday and Saturday - in a week, Mr. Biswas said.