Popular Aircraft Company Spicejet is exploring the possibilities to introduce seaplanes on Brahmaputra River. A team of officials representing the Airport Authority of India (AAI) arrived in Majuli last week for a study regarding the operation of seaplane between Guwahati-Kaziranga-Majuli.
As per reports, low-cost carrier SpiceJet is exploring the possibility to introduce seaplanes on Brahmaputra River. SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director, Ajay Singh, while speaking at the inaugural function of the Global Investors Summit 2018, had stated that seaplanes have immense potential with regards to tourism, adventure travel as well as improving connectivity.
It may be mentioned here that apart from the AAI, a multi-disciplinary central team comprising of senior officials from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Spice Jet Airline, India Meteorological Department (IMD) along with State Water Resources Department will study and discuss the plan to set up a water aerodrome for the seaplane and amphibious aircraft operations.
The AAI is mulling to set-up the country’s first water aerodrome project at Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati riverfront and Surat’s Tapi riverfront to start seaplane and amphibious aircraft operations.