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Air-India to open aviation academy in Shillong

india Updated: Aug 30, 2009 17:38 IST

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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.