Indian airlines company Indigo has finally received permission to operate on Dhaka-Kolkata route from July 1 over growing demands of planes on India-bound flights.
‘Indigo got the permission on Tuesday,’ said Chowdhury Zia-ul Kabir, the director of flight safety and regulations at Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Currently Indian airlines Air India daily operates one flight while Jet Airways three daily and Spicejet two daily flights, the airport officials said, adding all four Bangladeshi passengers operators—Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novo Airlines, US-Bangla an, Regent Airways—are also operating flight on Dhaka-Kolkata route.
MGH Group represents Indigo as general sales agent.
Indigo’s Dhaka office manager Mizanur Rashid Chowdhury said they would continue its operations from July 1 after long preparation.
A Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry official said the Indigo had been trying to get approval from the authorities for long time, and ‘finally’ they got the permission.
Indigo commenced operations in August 2006 with a single aircraft, and have grown our fleet to 119 aircraft. Indigo has a young fleet of airplanes with an average age of 4.6 years. Indigo operates 818 daily flights to 41 destinations and is the second largest low-cost carrier in Asia.
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