Starting with freight, we’ll progress to passengers. That is the concept of Flypop, a new airline that seeks to provide low-cost flights between the United Kingdom and India.
For its first aircraft, an Airbus A330-300 that will fly freight routes, the British start-up has joined with Portuguese wet-lease expert Hi Fly.
“We anticipate that our cargo routes will help to meet global freight demand and alleviate cargo constraints for the Christmas holidays and beyond,” said flypop CEO Navdip Singh Judge. Flypop intends to have four planes, according to Judge.
Flypop had earlier stated that it planned to begin operations in 2021, however, in a statement released on November 18, 2021, it stated that passenger flights between London Stansted and India would not begin until the COVID-19 problem was clarified.
“flypop believes the most effective way to start flying operations is with cargo until the frequency cap on UK-India flights is increased,” the new airline explained.
Amritsar, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Chandigarh are among the potential passenger destinations being considered by the airline.
“We are looking forward to working with the flypop team in the short-term doing cargo and in the long-term flying Indian and South Asian diaspora passengers into the Second Cities of India,” Hi Fly President, Paulo Mirpuri, said.