31.03.2022 09:00

Hans Airways hopes to offer India connections this summer

Hans Airways, a new British long-haul airline, has reached some significant milestones, taking it closer to realising its plan to start commercial operations in early summer.

Chief executive and founder, Satnam Saini, said he was encouraged that India re-opened to international scheduled flights last weekend.

Last week the company formally confirmed its letter of intent for its first Airbus A330-200 (MSN 950) with a committed contract.

The aircraft is now in Abu Dhabi where it is undergoing maintenance checks with Etihad Engineering, overseen by a Hans Airways liaison engineer.

The management team and board said it was also looking forward to securing a proving flight date imminently from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. 

This operational milestone will be a precursor to obtaining its Air Operator’s Certificate.

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