Gujarat cities to be air-connected by December

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on November 07, 2014 Published on November 07, 2014

Gujarat will soon have intra-state air connectivity between the cities in the state. As per a latest agreement signed by the state government's civil aviation department and Maritime Energy Heli Air Services (MEHAIR), in the next 45 days, nine cities of Gujarat will be connected with airline services.

On Friday, the state government allotted a letter of intent to the company, which will require to begin air services between these nine cities by December 22.

With commissioning of this service, Gujarat will become the second state in India to have intra-state air connectivity, a state government statement informed.

The cities to be connected with air services include Ahmedabad, Surat, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Mandvi, Jamnagar, Keshod, Porbandar and Rajkot.

The company will initially deploy Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Aircraft with capacity to carry nine passengers and two pilots.

Chief minister Anandiben Patel allotted the letter to the company's co-founder Siddharth Verma in the presence of minister for civil aviation, Saurabh Patel.

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Published on November 07, 2014
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