Flybig, a regional airline in India that operates point-to-point services to regional cities, has recently announced a GoGreen initiative to reduce its fleet's carbon footprint and support the decarbonisation of air transportation in India. The airline, on Thursday, announced that it had signed an agreement with Monte (MONTE Aircraft Leasing Limited, UK) to explore reducing its fleet's carbon footprint.
Flybig and Monte Partnership
Monte to provide financing and leasing solutions for the conversion of flybig's fleet to zero-emission propulsion technologies as part of the agreement. Flybig is the first airline in India to sign such a partnership to reduce emissions and transition to a zero-emission aircraft fleet.
Two Aircraft for Deployment on RCS-UDAN Routes
Monte will also lease two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (DHC-6-400) aircraft to flybig, which will be deployed on RCS-UDAN routes in the northern states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Under this agreement, Monte will not only assist flybig in exploring the most suitable zero-emission propulsion technology (electric/hybrid/hydrogen propulsion) but also offer financing for the conversion of flybig's fleet once the technology is approved and certified. The initiative will also help reduce the cost of flying with flybig.
Started in May 2021, flybig operates 18 daily flights using ATR 72-500 and ATR 72-600 Aircraft, with Guwahati as its hub. Flybig connects Guwahati with eight destinations which include - Tezu, Pasighat, Rupsi, Agartala, Dibrugarh Kolkata, Patna and Imphal.