Vijayawada: The Air Costa airlines is going to start flights from Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Jaipur from October.
Mr Ramesh Lingamneni, managing director of LEPL, the promoter of Air Costa, said that the airlines received air operators permit from the DGCA on Friday. Captain K.N. Babu, CEO of LEPL, said that the airlines is planning to start services to Pune, Goa, Madurai, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam soon.
Meanwhile, Andhra Chamber of Commerce president M. Muralikrishna and secretary Prasad R.K. appealed to the state government to appoint a committee headed by an IAS officer to finalise the land acquisition for Gannavarm airport development.
Hailing the state government’s initiative in allotting funds for Gannavaram airport development, the chamber representatives said that Andhra Chamber would play a key role in land acquisition by discussing it with the farmers. They said that the chamber representatives would meet Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to appeal him to speed up the land acquisition.
The chamber leaders said that an air passengers association would be formed to solve the problems being faced by air passengers.