Kolkata: India’s latest private airline, Zoom Air, is looking to fly to nearby international destinations like Yangon and Chittagong, from Kolkata.
The airline becomes India’s 10th scheduled carrier for domestic skies presently, with others being Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Indigo, Spicejet, GoAir, Vistara and Air Asia India.
Last week, Zoom Air launched daily flights between Kolkata and Tezpur in Assam, under the Centre”s regional connectivity scheme (RCS).
“We are planning to operate flights to international destinations such as Yangon and Chittagong from Kolkata. These destinations are likely to be connected with one or two destinations in the North East,” CEO cum MD of Zoom Air, Koustav M Dhar told PTI.
“We will be able to introduce international flights from Kolkata, because from now on, we will park two aircraft in the city at night,” Dhar said.
At present, only one aircraft is parked at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) in Kolkata at night, and very soon the airline is going to park its new, the fifth aircraft, in Kolkata as well, he said.
Dhar also said that the airline is planning to start flights between Mumbai and Delhi with a stopover in Durgapur. “We are planning to start flight operations to Durgapur and the route will be Delhi to Mumbai via Durgapur.
The Delhi-Durgapur-Mumbai flights are expected to start from August this year,” Dhar said.Zoom Air had started flights to Durgapur in February 2017 but withdrew from it in August 2017 citing bird hit in one of its aircraft.