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Amphibian aircraft service slowed

Goa tourism’s ambitious plan to introduce amphibian aircraft services in Goa is unlikely to take off this season. While the proposal was approved in principle three months ago — Goa tourism development corporation (GTDC) Ltd, is yet to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd, (MEHAIR) — the company appointed by the government to run the service.

Nilesh Cabral, chairman, GTDC, said the MoU has not been signed yet as MEHAIR is still in the process of getting various permissions required to operate in Goa.

“The MoU will be signed when all permissions are obtained,” Cabral said indicating that their plan to introduce sea planes in Goa to boost tourism inflow will have to wait until next season. “It takes times to get these permissions,” he said.

Full report here Times of India 


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