Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Zoom Air To Start Commercial Ops From Feb 15

Taking wings, Zoom Air yesterday flew its inaugural flight from the national capital and will start commercial operations from February 15.

The CRJ 200 LR plane landed at the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Durgapur, at 1339 hours, where it was accorded the traditional water canon salute.

Zoom Air has became the 12th operational domestic carrier. The airline would start commercial services from February 15 with a flight to Durgapur via Kolkata from New Delhi.

Promoted by Zexus Air Services, the carrier would also operate flights to Amritsar, Surat and Bhavnagar from Delhi in the first phase of its operations with a fleet of three dry-leased CRJ 200LR planes.

Zoom Air's entry is expected to intensify competition in the domestic aviation market, which is seeing over 20 per cent growth over the last two years.

"We envisage a 18-20 per cent year on growth on such underserved and un-served airports and we have seen such massive air traffic growth in stations like Vijaywada, Tirupati, Ranchi and Chandigarh. Its all about connectivity and regular reliable services," Zoom Air Director and Chief Executive Officer Koustav Mohan Dhar said.
13/02/17 PTI/Times Now

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