Industrialists from Nashik on Thursday invited private and public airlines to commence their services from the Ozar airport, around 20km from the city.
At a meeting called by the state government in Mumbai on Thursday, the Nashik Industries and Manufacturers’ Association (NIMA) invited airlines like Air India and Jet Airways to commence their air services from the Ozar airport. The meeting was attended by principal secretary of civil aviation Shyam Lal Goel, respresentatives of Air India, Jet Airways and a few small airlines. Also present were local MP Hemant Godse, vice-chairman of Maharashtra Airport Development Committee Vishwas Patil and NIMA office-bearer Manish Rawal.
Incidentally, Goel and Air India officials will visit the Ozar airport in the first week of January to check the viability of air service from Nashik.
Speaking to TOI, H S Banerjee, president of NIMA, said, “Presently, the Union government has already invited bids from some airlines under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, for which January 9 is the last day. We had a meeting with the airline representatives where Air India and Jet Airways were invited to commence air services from Nashik.” Julien Davenport Jersey