India's Zoom Air mulls flights to Bangladesh

- A Monitor Report 31 May, 2018 | 809 Views | 0 Comments
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New Delhi : India's leading domestic carrier, Zoom Air, is planning to launch its maiden international services connecting Kolkata International and Guwahati in India's north-east with Chittagong in Bangladesh and Yangon in Myanmar.

The routes could be launched following the addition of the fifth CRJ-200ER to the carrier's fleet.

"We will be able to introduce international flights from Kolkata because from now on, we will park two aircraft in the city at night," Koustav Dhar, CEO, Zoom Air said.

The carrier will most likely use Guwahati as an intermediate stop on services out of Kolkata.

Kolkata is currently connected to Chittagong by Regent Airways, US-Bangla Airlines, while the route to Yangon is operated by MAI - Myanmar Airways and Air India.

For its part, Guwahati currently does not receive services to either of the cities as its international network is limited to routes to each of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Paro.

Zoom Air's international ambitions would require New Delhi's approval as India generally requires airlines to operate at least 20 aircraft domestically before venturing abroad.