Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Campaign begins to attract airlines to start international operations

Surat: Following the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC) granting the customs notified status to Surat airport, the airport groups have started a campaign to attract the airlines to start international operations from the airport.
Air India Express chief executive officer K Shyam Sundar has expressed his strong desire to launch international flight service connecting Surat to Dubai in the next couple of months.
Sundar, during his last visit at Surat airport, had stated that the company is keen to launch Surat-Dubai flight services, provided the infrastructure in the form of extended runway at 2,905 metre and the customs notified airport status are in place.
Air India Express is an Indian low-cost carrier headquartered in Kochi. It is operated by Air India Charters Limited (AICL), a wholly owned subsidiary of flag carrier airline Air India. It operates around 550 flights per week to 29 destinations, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Also, Spice Jet, which is currently operating from Surat airport to various domestic destinations, is planning to connect Surat with Dubai and Sharjah.
12/06/18 Times of India