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First flight of 'Diamond Airline' takes off from Surat

Ahmedabad, PTI | Updated : 14 December 2014, 11:13 AM

Low-cost intra-state airline Ventura Airline today operated its maiden flight from Surat to Bhavnagar.

The airline, which uses the brand-name of Bhopal-based Ventura Airlines under an agreement, has been started by Govind Dholakia of SRK Exports, Lavji Badshah of Avadh-Anjani Group, Lalji Patel of Dharmanand Diamonds and Savji Dholakia of Hari Krishna Exports.

The main objective was to provide more air connectivity from Surat, which is a hub of global diamond processing and export industry, Dholakia said.

"Though the official name of this airline is Ventura Airline, people fondly call it `Diamond Airline', as it has been started by diamond traders like me," he said.

First Published: Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:11 AM
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