Kolkata: The country’s sole fully business class airline, Paramount Airways, on Monady began operations by introducing a daily flight between Chennai and the Northeast via Kolkata, catering to business travelers and those from south India travelling for healthcare.
Launching the flight on the Chennai-Kolkata- -Guwahati-Agartala-Kolkata-Chennai sector after a success in the southern region, the managing director of the airline, M. Thiagarajan, told reporters the 75 seater airline would make an operational hub in Kolkata to expand further in this region.
The flights would promote business traffic as well as a large number of passengers who visit south India for medicare.
Welcoming the airline in Kolkata, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee expressed hope this would be extremely beneficial for growth of business and tourism in eastern India.
Giving assurance of all cooperation, the state government asked the airline to explore the possibility of operations to Coochbehar in North Bengal from Kolkata.
Thiagarajan assured the state government that it would make a study of this and fulfill the request, if possible.
“We want to connect all major national destinations by the end of this year, while evaluating connecting international destinations within two years time,” he said.