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Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

is looking to fly to nearby international destinations like and Chittagong, from Kolkata, a top of the has said.

Last week, launched daily flights between and Tezpur in Assam, under the Centre"s regional connectivity scheme (RCS).

"We are planning to operate flights to international destinations such as and from These destinations are likely to be connected with one or two destinations in the North East," cum MD of Zoom Air, told

"We will be able to introduce international flights from Kolkata, because from now on, we will park two aircraft in the city at night," Dhar said.

At present, only one aircraft is parked at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) in at night, and very soon the is going to park its new, the fifth aircraft, in Kolkata as well, he said.

"The routes on the international sectors are yet to be finalised. The options are Kolkata to via Guwahati and Kolkata to via Guwahati. We are looking at these routes since there is a demand," Dhar said.

Dhar also said that the is planning to start flights between and with a stopover in Durgapur.

"We are planning to start flight operations to Durgapur and the route will be to via Durgapur. The Delhi-Durgapur-flights are expected to start from August this year," Dhar said.

had started flights to Durgapur in February 2017 but withdrew from it in August 2017 citing bird hit in one of its aircraft.

At that time, the flight was being operated between and Kolkata via Durgapur, Dhar explained.

He also said that a late night flight between Delhi and Kolkata is also on the cards.

"The Delhi"Kolkata"Delhi flight will not be under the RCS scheme. It will leave Delhi at midnight and reach Kolkata after two hours approximately," Dhar said.

Zoom Air is a full

The airline at present has five 50-seater Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ200) long range (LR) aircraft.

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First Published: Sun, April 29 2018. 14:55 IST
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