Kolkota: The Indian airline has temporarily withdrawn its aircraft on the Calcutta-Dhaka sector due to "operational reasons." Keeping in mind the need of passengers flying on this route it has entered into an arrangement with Dhaka-based GMG Airlines. As per the arrangement, passengers buying Indian tickets on the Calcutta-Dhaka sector will fly on GMG aircraft.
An Indian spokesman said that the move to suspend flights on the route was a temporary one.
Indian operates two flights a week to Dhaka, while GMG has daily flights. On three days a week GMG also operates two flights. As part of the agreement, Indian will also route its passengers on the Calcutta-Chittagong sector, which GMG operates thrice a week.
GMG began its Calcutta operations in 2004 with an MD Boeing 82 aircraft.