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Here's how SpiceJet plans to develop connectivity of Assam

G Plus News | February 03, 2018 17:43 hrs

SpiceJet CEO Ajay Singh while addressing the ianugural session of Advantage Assam, said that they are exploring possibilities to introduce seaplanes on the Brahmaputra in Assam, making the river the largest waterways in the world.

"We are exploring possibilities for introducing seaplanes in Assam. With the seaplanes, Brahmaputra can be the largest waterway in the world," Singh said.

Seaplanes have immense potential in the form of tourism, adventure travel as well as improving connectivity, he said but did not elaborate on the company's plans on introducing them.

Seaplanes are typically fixed-wing aircraft with a much fewer number of seats and can take off from and land on water.

On the air network, the Singh said, "We propose to connect Assam to Thailand, Myanmar and other ASEAN countries. This will surely help the region grow economically."

SpiceJet also aims to help the agriculture sector of Assam and has begun transporting consignments of fresh vegetables and fruits from it to other parts of the country, Singh informed.

"Going forward, SpiceJet will invest in creating a modern supply chain network and build storage capacities across Assam. We want to help the government actively in its 'Act East Policy'," he added. 

(With PTI inputs)


SpiceJet Sea Plane | File Photo

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