Ramcharan Tej forays into airline biz

Actor Ramcharan Tej, son of former Union Minister K. Chiranjeevi is entering into the aviation business with a company called Turbo Megha Airways Private Limited.

The company is said to be a subsidiary of Turbo Aviation that has been into aircraft maintenance and ground-handling services since 2003.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation issued No-Objection Certificate for Turbo Megha Airways along with two other companies on Monday.

V. Umesh, Managing Director of Turbo Aviation confirmed to The Hindu that Mr. Ramcharan Tej was a ‘small part-investor’ in the business.

“He has been interested in this business for a while and the company was floated. Very soon, once we get our aircraft, we will announce our schedules between seven cities across India,” he explained.

With Hyderabad as its base, Turbo Megha Airways plans to connect Chennai, Bangalore, Tuticorin, Madurai, Belgaum and Hubli. It is planning to acquire a 68-seater, Q-400 Bombardier aircraft for the purpose.

“We will declare the details soon,” Mr. Umesh said.

Though Mr. Ramcharan could not be reached, he is listed as a director of the company, together with Mr. Umesh, since March 14, 2013.

Turbo Aviation, that was established in November, 2003, started operations with the manufacture of ground support equipment for airlines and ran its initial business with Air Deccan of Bangalore. From 2007, they offered ground-handling and worked with airlines like Air Sahara, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Go Air, First Flight, Blue Dart and Spice Jet at various airports.

In the past three years, Turbo Aviation has clocked about 1,700 hours on charter flights for customers including prominent industrialists, film personalities, political leaders and corporate clients.

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