Ram Charan Teja owns a Turbo Megha Airways Private Limited and is expected to start its services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from April. The airline is planning to incorporate a 72-seater aircraft and it will be meant mainly for passengers going on pilgrims and also economy passengers travelling from and to Tirupati and Vijayawada and also several other places in the state.
Turbo Aviation managing director Vankayalpati Umesh said, “We are planning to start if all permissions from the Director General of Civil Aviation are obtained by the first week of April. Turbo Megha Airways is planning flights to Tirupati, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry. We are operating 72-seater ATR aircraft aimed at the middle class and pilgrims.”
He added, “The nine-seater planes are not for schedule operations. We are getting them for non-scheduled operations from Vijayawada.”
The Turbo Megha Airways was included in the airline services on March 14, 2013 and the chief promoters of the airways are Ram Charan and Mr. Umesh.
Sources close to Ram Charan say, “There is no information with us on how Ram Charan will take part in promoting the brand. However, as a director of the company he is taking part in all required official meetings and he is there whenever participation is necessary.”
The time schedule during which the flight can be operated in Vijayawada need to be increased.
The watch hours can be increased only by increasing the staff and the infrastructure. For this parking space must be increased. Airport director of Vijayawada M. Raja Kishore said, “There was an expression of interest from Turbo Aviation for operating nine-seater aircraft. This is perhaps for groups of seven to eight business class passengers. Permission for Turbo Megha Airways is also in process with the DGCA.”