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 D D Lapang during their meeting in New Delhi on Friday evening, official sources here today 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.