Surat-based airliner Ventura AirConnect Ltd (VAL) has received the Air Operator Permit for non-scheduled flight operations from the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The company plans to launch services between Ahmedabad-Udaipur and Ahmedabad-Indore, apart from intra-state flights in Gujarat.
Ventura AirConnect, promoted by Surat-based diamond barons, has been issued permit to under take commercial air operations in line with the specifications defined.
As per Capt Kartikey Garasia, CEO, Ventura AirConnect, they are in discussion with the state tourism department and will launch the routes in keeping with their requirements. They also plan to launch a flight between Udaipur and Indore from Ahmedabad.
The airline operates a fleet of 9-seater Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravans. The airline, under the company name Diamond Aeronautics Pvt Ltd, is expected to provide services for three years with government subsidy of Rs. 22,900 per flying hour for 200 hours monthly.