Air Pegasus (PPL, Bangalore Int'l) is once more looking to launch services, this time using a fleet of three ATR72 turboprops. Air Pegasus Chairman & Managing Director, Shyson Thomas, told the Times of India that his firm, Decor Aviation, a local ground-handling services company, will pump in USD15million with Canara Bank contributing USD5million in the form of a loan. Tickets are expected on sale in February. "We will reduce costs by outsourcing entire airport handling to the parent Decor Aviation. [The] ATR turboprop is also very fuel efficient for short-haul regional flights, which is our business model," Thomas added. The Low Cost Carrier will initially connect Bangalore Int'l with Hyderabad Int'l, Chennai, Kochi Int'l, Thiruvananthapuram, Hubli, Mangalore, Goa Dabolim, Tirupati and Vishakhapatnam. "We will focus only on the south in the first year, but have plans to create similar hubs around Ahmedabad (for west) and Kolkata Int'l (for east) going forward. We would also move into north with a hub in Delhi Int'l ultimately," Thomas said. In the longterm, should government scrap the country's current embargo on allowing start-ups to operate internationally in their first five years, then Pegasus intends to operate routes such as Thiruvananthapuram to Malé and Kolkata to Dhaka.