VIJAYAWADA: The all new swanky Gannavaram Airport is on the path of development and it is moving forward by striking deals with both national and international airline companies.
Mumbai-based airlines Zoom Air is all set to operate their services from Vijayawada airport from May 22. Vijayawada is going to have a direct flight to the financial capital of India, Mumbai from May 22. Zoom Air will operate the services in Vijayawada- Mumbai- Surat route with a fare starting from `4,000 on a daily basis. The flight would start at 1.30 pm from Vijayawada and reach Mumbai at 3.30 pm. After a halt of 30 minutes, the flight will take off to Surat.
Meanwhile, the officials are also planning to rope in international airlines to improve international connectivity. As the first step, 2,728 Haj pilgrims from AP would travel by a direct flight to Saudi Arabia from Gannavaram. “We are asking Air India to ferry Haj pilgrims this year, as AP is planning to send Haj pilgrims from Vijayawada,” said Madhusudhan Rao.