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Travelguru and Air-Deccan ink Alliance
Real time booking for Air Deccan on

Mumbai, August 28, 2006:- Travelguru, India’s premier online travel portal, in a pioneering effort has entered into a strategic alliance with Air-Deccan towards making Air-Deccan’s air-fare tickets available on its website, Now, potential travellers can access the Travelguru portal and, at the click of a mouse, book Air-Deccan tickets in real time. What’s more, travelers can avail of the best deals Travelguru and Air-Deccan together have to offer.

Explaining the benefits of the alliance, Captain Gopinath, MD of Air-Deccan, says, “Our mission is to make air travel affordable for all Indians. Towards this mission, we are delighted to enter into a key alliance with Travelguru, our first online travel partner. Travelguru brings with it excellent synergy across multiple areas through its superior technological capability to offer online travel and stay options. I am confident that through this alliance we would be able to offer the growing number of Indian travellers excellent air-travel options.”

Expressing joy at the alliance, Ashwin Damera, CEO & co-founder of, says, “Air-Deccan is a leader in offering cost-effective air-fare options to Indian travelers. At Travelguru, we believe in providing value to our customers. As the first online travel partner of Air-Deccan, we are in the best position to offer seamless online booking service ranging from real time comparison of flight schedules to instant online ticket payments.” Mr. Damera added that through this strategic alliance between Air-Deccan and Travelguru, customers would benefit through increased travel options that could be viewed real time and the convenience of swift payment. “When Air Deccan announced its Re 1 and Re 3 offer, Travelguru was the first and only portal to market it online and we contributed to a large percentage of the sale of these tickets”.

Travelguru and Air-Deccan would integrate their customer relationship management capabilities so that online customers have access to both Travelguru as well as Air-Deccan contact centres to address their queries with speed and accuracy.

About Travelguru
Travelguru is a pioneering travel solutions company that offers travelers the opportunity to plan and purchase their travel in a transparent, hassle-free, quick and smart way. Strategic partnerships and alliances with travel industry leaders give Travelguru the edge as an aggregator of travel services. Backed by next generation, real-time, metasearch technology, Travelguru throws up a wider range of travel options for domestic and outbound international travelers. Promoted by two Harvard Business School alumni with significant travel, technology and corporate experience and a team of experienced professionals from industries such as hospitality, travel & trade, financial services and E-commerce, Travelguru is set to redefine the way India travels. Travelguru can be found on the World Wide Web at or can be reached by calling the company’s customer support cente, +91 - 22 - 4275 4878 (standard charges apply).

About Air-Deccan
India’s fastest growing low cost airline and the 2nd largest airline in the country, with a market share of 21.2 % (June 2006), Air Deccan has the largest network in India today covering 55 airports, plying 270 flights a day. The airline currently operates a brand new fleet of 14 Airbus A 320 aircraft, with an average age of 1.5 years and 22 ATR Turboprop aircraft. Since its inception in August 2003, Air Deccan has carried over 6.2 million passengers and the numbers are growing everyday. The airline has recorded an on-time performance (within 1 hour) of 98.42% for July 2006.