Indian start-up Fly91 intends to launch scheduled passenger services in mid-March, with tickets now available on its booking engine. This follows a publicity flight made on March 12.

The portal shows that services will start on March 18 with a single roundtrip between Goa Mopa and Bengaluru International. The following day, March 19, the airline will operate a Goa-Hyderabad International roundtrip. According to current booking information, the flights on both city pairs will initially operate 3x weekly.

On the occasion of the publicity flight, CEO Manoj Chacko said Fly91 aims to focus on “last-mile connectivity and ensuring air travel within India is safe, accessible, and reliable. We aim to be part of India’s ongoing economic transformation by creating robust regional connectivity, which is crucial to economic growth.”

Fly91's launch follows India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation issuing the airline an air operator's certificate (AOC) earlier this month. Chacko has previously said that he and his team spent four years getting the carrier to this point. Fly91 took delivery of its first aircraft, ATR72-600 VT-FIB (msn 1385), in January. It has since taken delivery of a second ATR72-600, VT-FLY (msn 1364). Both are leased from VMAN Aero Services. Chacko has said he hopes to secure four more ATR - Avions de Transport Régional turboprops by September and then six more per year for the next five years.