Air Costa is an Indian regional airline based in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The 1st flight was on October 2013, from Chennai which is one of their main operation hub and maintenance hubs. It is type of the LEPL Group, a Vijayawada-based company, and has opened with 300 employees of staff including emigrant pilots and engineers and begin scheduled operations in October 2013 using 2 Embraer E-170 crafts. The airline plans to focus on improving connection between tier II and tier III cities in India and has declared an investment of 150 million dollars in 2015. Airline also set plans to set up a Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at Vijayawada Airport in 2015. Airline currently has a maintenance center at the Chennai International Airport.