An Air India (AI) team of sales and marketing department visited Surat to assess the market and the flow of passengers from and to the city.
The team of executives headed by Sanjeev Rotkar came to the city on Friday and met Surat Airport air controller Jagdish Baria. The city has one round-trip flight to Delhi.
The team took down details of the number of passengers traveling in the lone flight.
The executives also met Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rohit Mehta and discussed about the growth of Surat and its effect on passengers frequently travelling to different cities.
Mehta said,We hope something positive will come up. During the meeting with the AI officials,we found they were impressed with the details of exports and industrial growth of the city. They have come here for market assessment and to find scope to start flight to different cities.
We have also explained them that there is a good scope to start a cargo service from Surat. We have also handed them details of facts and figures of the growth in the diamond and textile industry and number of visitors coming to the city from Mumbai,Kolkata and other parts.