"I will first stabilise the business before thinking of scale"

Captain GR Gopinath in his second-coming with Air Deccan wants to focus more on cash flow than scale

RA Chandroo

A decade after he exited the commercial aviation industry, Captain GR Gopinath is making a comeback by re-launching Air Deccan. The airline received its licence under the government’s regional connectivity scheme, Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN). Along with its strategic partner, Air Odisha, both airlines will fly 84 routes across the country. Gopinath, who made air travel affordable for millions of Indians when he launched Air Deccan in 2003, talks about his learning from his previous experience and plans to connect all of India through his newly launched airline.