Last Updated: June 13, 2021, 0945hrs
The global pandemic has pushed players in the airline sector to brain storm and come up with some interesting ideas to keep flying in the skies. One such is the concept of subscription-based airlines.
India is soon going to experience its first subscription based airline. This means multiple flights with one time monthly subscription!!
Sanket Raj Singh, founder of Prince Air’s Founder said that passengers subscribing to this new model will be able to enjoy a privileged experience, far different from the regular check-ins we have to go through at airports. It will be similar to owning your own private jet, an experience that will make you feel special.
He said that passengers will be required to arrive half an hour before the departure time, and entry will be from a separate gate, unlike the rest of the passengers.
Prince Air’s all new aviation experience should be ready for passengers in about six to eight months. The idea is new, and it would be interesting to see how it fares among Indian travelers. And the scope of this seems to be high, given the pandemic when shift towards private jets is emerging. The company has already started to pre-sell memberships.
Similar to several subscription-based global airlines, Prince Air will also focus on flyers who usually travel business class or frequently between major metropolitan cities as their target audience.
According to Singh, the airline wants to begin operations when it has 10000 to 12000 members across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru. According to Singh, membership costs INR 54500 per month. This means that you can fly across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru as many times as you want for INR 54500.
As of now the airline covers New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, and later it will connect to cities such as Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, and Amritsar.