Four international airlines are planning to start flight operations to Kolkata, a popular cultural and economic hotspot of India. It will spell convenience for foreign vacationers and will ensure wider connectivity to them.
Foreign travellers looking to book tickets on flights to Kolkata, one of the largest cities in India, will soon have more options to choose as four international carriers are planning to start flight operations to the city.
As per the sources, Turkish Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Flydubai and Xiamen Airlines are in negotiations with the Civil Aviation Ministry of India to begin flight operations to the new airport in Kolkata by next year.
Malaysia Airlines operated flights to Kolkata in 2005-06 but withdrew its services due to route restructuring programme. On the other hand, Turkish Airlines the national carrier of Turkey, Xiamen, the first private-owned airline of China and Flydubai, the low cost air carrier of Dubai are keen on commencing flights to one of the largest metropolises of India.
Travellers have ample of options to buy flight tickets as a good number of international as well as Indian carriers already operate flights to the Indian city. Recently, Qatar Airways and SilkAir commenced services to India connecting Kolkata.
Cathay Pacific’s subsidiary Dragon Air is another carrier that will start flights from this Indian city to Hong Kong from November.
These flights will directly benefit travellers from Gulf, tourists from UK, rest of the Europe and Far East. They will be able to choose from a plethora of connecting flights for a seamless travel to India.