Ventura Airconnect, Gujarat’s intra-state airline operator, will fly to two new destinations in a month, an official of the company said today.
The airline, which launched its service in 2013 by offering connectivity between Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar, will add Amreli and Bhuj to its list of destinations soon, its director Ishwar Dholakiya said today.
The company will also offer special service to Bhuj to cater to the Ranotsava festival that is organised in the Rann of Kutchh by the state tourism department, Dholakiya said.
A special service connecting Surat, Ahmedabad and Rajkot to Shirdi–a pilgrimage destination–will be launched soon, especially to cater to the devotees of Sai Baba, he said.
“We have received encouraging response from fliers in the state and now plan to add new cities to our list of destinations,” Dholakiya told reporters.
He said the company has received on an average 70 per cent occupancy on flights that can accommodate nine passengers apart from two pilots.
The company currently provides connectivity from Surat to Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Kandla. “New added routes will facilitate people to plan their foreign travel through Ahmedabad. Passengers will save time spent on road and rail connectivity,” he said.
The company has also signed an agreement with the state government to cover more cities in near future.
“Gujarat has the largest number of air strips in the country and therefore, it has a good infrastructure for intra-state flight service. We will add more cities to our destinations in the near future,” he said.
The company is promoted by four industrialists — Govind Dholakiya, Lalji Patel, Savji Dholakiya, and Lavji Daliya — who are into diamond and export business.