India, March 25 -- A new carrier, FLY91, will launch a flight between Bengaluru and Goa this month, as a couple of regional airlines seek to capitalise on the emerging trend of Indians flying to short-haul destinations that were earlier covered by road or rail.

These travel segments, connected by smaller ATR, Bombardier Q400s and Embraer aircraft, are not catered to by established carriers such as IndiGo and the Air India group despite increasing demand. IndiGo, India's largest carrier by market share, operates a fleet of around 45 ATRs and the Air India group does not have any regional aircraft in its fleet. SpiceJet offers regional flights with around 34 Bombardier aircraft. These airlines have clearly left the segment for regional car...