MTDC and Mehair launched seaplane service

Mehair in association with the MTDC launched a seaplane service from Juhu airport.

Created On: Feb 25, 2014 17:45 ISTModified On: Feb 25, 2014 17:48 IST

Maritime Energy Heli Services Pvt Ltd (Mehair) in association with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) launched a seaplane service on 24 February 2014. It is the first of its kind in mainland India that will link Mumbai’s Juhu airport with tourist destinations of the state.

In the first phase, Mehair planned to link the destinations like Aamby Valley lake, Mula Dam, Pawna Dam (Lonavla), Varasgaon Dam (Lavasa) and Dhoom Dam with Juhu airport. All the places are around 30 minutes flying distances from Mumbai.


In the second phase, Mehair plans to link five more destinations in Maharashtra. In April 2014, the Mehair will take delivery of a nine-seater Cessna 208 along with the existing four-seater Cessna 206 amphibian aircraft.

The seaplane service prices are 750 rupees for Nirman Point and to other destinations will be priced around 4000 rupees or 4500 rupees.

In 2011, Mehair pioneered the launch of seaplane in India, the service has been operational in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

In Kerala, first seaplane service was launched and had to shut down in 2013 due to protests by fishermen.

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