Fly Air Deccan - The Memorial Site
Air Deccan Logo
Air Deccan was the first budget airline of India, and had its first flight on 23/Aug/2003. Air Deccan no longer exists, having been fully rebranded as Kingfisher Red so this site is a memorial to the original Air Deccan. If you would like to fly Kingfisher Red, then you can book flights on their site. However, Kingfisher Airlines has been losing money, and at the moment is not taking new bookings (and so may end up joining Air Deccan as a piece of history).
Air Deccan coming into land
Air Deccan coming into land
Photo: Josh Rawlin
Air Deccan ATR 72-500
Air Deccan ATR 72-500
Air Deccan Airbus A-320 aircraft at Bangalore Airport
Air Deccan Airbus A-320 at Bangalore Airport
Air Deccan ATR72-300
Air Deccan ATR72-300
Captain G. R. Gopinath, founder of Deccan Air
Captain G. R. Gopinath, founder of Deccan Air
Awards Captain G. R. Gopinath has received include:
  • Rolex Laureate Award in 1996.
  • Knighted with "Chevalier de la Legion díHonneur" from the French government.

As well as Air Deccan, he has also established these other aeronautical companies:
Other companies has has started:
  • Established an ecologically sustainable sericulture farm.
  • Started the Malnad Mobikes (Enfield dealership).
  • Opened a hotel in Hassan.
  • Stock brokerage firm in Hassan.
He has led an extremely varied and interesting life, and it is worth checking out this summary of his his biography (if you do not have time for the entire book).
Air Deccan ATR42-500 at a stopover
Air Deccan ATR42-500 at a stopover
Air Deccan Airbus A320-232
Air Deccan Airbus A320-232
Air Deccan ATR42-500
Air Deccan ATR42-500
Air Deccan ATR-42 (VT-ADH)
Air Deccan ATR-42 (VT-ADH)
Air Deccan ATR-42 (VT-ADH)
Air Deccan ATR-42 (VT-ADH)
Air Deccan taking on passengers
Air Deccan taking on passengers
In 2007 Air Deccan stopped using the reservation system from InterGlobe Technologies (based in Delhi) and along with GoAir, moved over to Radixx International from the US. After being merging with Kingfisher Airlines, they moved over to Sabre which is used by many airlines, as well as online travel agents (eg Thomas Cook) and even meta-search (eg I Want That Flight and Zoomtra).
Air Deccan ATR-42 (VT-ADH)
Air Deccan ATR-42 (VT-ADH)
Air Deccan
Air Deccan
Air Deccan A320-232 taxi-ing Bangalore Airport
Air Deccan A320-232 taxi-ing Bangalore Airport
Air Deccan at Mysore airport
Air Deccan at Mysore airport
Air Deccan was bought by Kingfisher Airines in 2007, after losing money for several years. Air Deccan was now called "Simplifly Deccan" and the planes were repainted red and white to match the colors of Kingfisher Airines. this article explains the deal.
Simplifly Deccan - in the Kingfisher Red livery
Simplifly Deccan - in the Kingfisher Red livery
Simplifly Deccan
Simplifly Deccan
Simplifly Deccan Pilot and Flight crew
Simplifly Deccan Pilot and Flight crew
Simplifly Deccan Hostesses
Simplifly Deccan Hostesses
Simplifly Deccan plane at Biju pattnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Simplifly Deccan plane at Biju pattnaik International Airport
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