Saturday, February 03, 2018

SpiceJet mulls seaplanes on Brahmaputra

Guwahati: Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Saturday said it is exploring possibilities to introduce seaplanes on Brahmaputra in Assam, making the river the largest waterways in the world.

“We are exploring possibilities for introducing seaplanes in Assam. With the seaplanes, Brahmaputra can be the largest waterway in the world,” SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said at the inaugural function of the Global Investors Summit 2018.

Seaplanes have immense potential in the form of tourism, adventure travel as well as improving connectivity, he added.

On the air network, Singh said “We propose to connect Assam to Thailand, Myanmar and other ASEAN countries. It will help the region grow economically.”

SpiceJet also aims to help the agriculture sector of Assam and has begun transporting consignments of fresh vegetables and fruits from it to other parts of the country.
“Going forward, SpiceJet will invest in creating a modern supply chain network and build storage capacities across Assam. We want to help the government actively in its ’Act East Policy’,” he added.
03/02/18 PTI/The Hindu