Sunday, June 25, 2006

Seaplanes to link Kerala tourist destinations

Thiruvanantapuram: Close on the heels of launching helicopter services to tourist destinations, Kerala Tourism has chalked out plans to introduce seaplanes to link major destinations as part of its efforts to improve connectivity between Kovalam, Kumarakom, Munnar and Bekal.
The project envisages creating the necessary infrastructure facilities at these four prime tourist destinations and introducing 10 to12-seater seaplanes with private sector participation.
Kerala Tourism has sought a financial assistance of Rs.10 crores from the Union Government for providing the requisite infrastructure to commence operation of seaplanes.
Already, two to three players, including Air Deccan and SriLankan Airlines, have evinced interest in the project.
25/06/06 S. Anil Radhakrishnan/The Hindu
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