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Air Deccan: article)

Under MD "GR" Gopinath, Air Deccan has taken a different approach from other Indian airlines, tapping into what he says is a huge opportunity in serving the country's less glamorous regional markets. His business model is Spartan: No onboard catering, business class lounges, upper class seats or "other promotional services." The carrier, which began operations in 2003 with one ATR 42, is a business unit of Deccan Aviation, India's largest private helicopter charter company that was formed in 1995. …

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