Air-India has been considering plans to operate flights from Kolkata to Shillong and Tura in Meghalaya, besides promoting the hill state as a major tourist destination with national and international air connectivity, the sources said.
Air-India would set up a state-of-art Aviation Training Academy in Shillong.
Air-India CMD Arvind Jadhav informed this to Meghalaya Chief Minister DD Lapang during their meeting in New Delhi on Friday evening, official sources in Shillong on Sunday said.
Also in the pipeline is a call centre for Air-India clients at Shillong.
Elaborating on the Air Indias plans for North-East, Jadav asked the state government to provide 12 acre land for setting up the academy.
"Air-India would like to support tourism development in Meghalaya. We would work out suitable proposals, including that of seamless multi-modal transport," Jadav was quoted as telling Lapang.
The CMD is expected to visit Shillong next month for discussion on the proposals.