Kolkata: Private low-cost carrier SpiceJet would explore the possibility of manufacturing sea-planes in West Bengal, its chairman Ajay Singh said. The announcement was made at the inaugural session of the 4th edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit that kicked off in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Ajay Singh said there was a potential for making West Bengal a hub for sea-planes which can fly to Gangasagar, Sunderbans and other parts of the state. “We would like to fly these sea-planes in the state to boost tourism as well to explore the possibility of manufacturing them in the state,” he said before a gathering of eminent industry captains of the country.
Presently, 75 SpiceJet flights operate from Kolkata airport, and the number would increase once more aircraft arrive. “One of the big issues for Bengal has been the commencement of more flights from the greenfield airport at Andal in Durgapur. We will connect Durgapur with Bengaluru and Hyderabad soon,” he added.