On the back of the steadily growing passenger traffic at the Kolkata airport and improvement in regional connectivity through Udan scheme, an aviation boom is in the making in the Eastern region. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training announced that it will launch 25 state of art all-new training centres in the Eastern region to skill the unemployed youth for a lucrative career in the aviation sector.
Air traffic at Kolkata grew at nearly twice the pace and ended the FY 17-18 with passenger growth of 27% over the previous fiscal as compared to Delhi and Mumbai that grew around 14% over the corresponding period last year. Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai, in contrast, ended the year with growth rates of 19.6%, 12.9% and 10.5%, respectively. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allocated around Rs 3400 crore for the upgradation of airports in the North East region. Kolkata airport currently handles 465 flights per day apart from 1,400 overflights. These figures are set to grow to 500 flights a day and 2,000 overflights daily.
Frankfinn’s Mr K S Kohli, Chairman, Frankfinn Group said, “The airports in Kolkata region have recorded a growth of 27.02 per cent over the previous year. To meet the phenomenal demand created due to the rapid developments in the Aviation sector in the Eastern region, Frankfinn, as World’s No 1 air hostess training Institute, is planning to open 25 new centres to nurture young talent for a flying career in the Eastern region. Equipped with an erudite faculty, unique pedagogy and practical exposure, the centers will groom upcoming students in search of a rewarding career.”
Union Civil Aviation Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu during his recent visit to the Kolkata, said that a direct flight between Kolkata and any European city would help as it would cut time and money as around 2.5 lakh passengers travel to Europe from Kolkata each year. This was an encouraging statement as it will add to more passenger traffic in the region.
Frankfinn students have touched the pinnacle of success and have a track record of more than 70% placements across domestic, international airlines like Singapore, Emirates, British Airways amongst others Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service Industry. In the last 5 years, Frankfinn Institute has admitted more than 10000 students from Kolkata alone and most of them have been employed by leading organisations in the Aviation, Hospitality, Travel & Customer Service Industry. More than 600 students in the East had been given admission by Frankfinn under the CSR Plan under the Company,s CSR Initiative .
Pioneers in air hostess training, Frankfinn Aviation provides vocational training to aspirants for jobs of Air Hostesses, Flight Stewards and Ground Hostesses, Air Ticketing Executives in Airlines and Guest Relation Executives, Front Office Executives in Hotels, Travel Industry and Customer Service Industries, empowering them with world-class opportunities across India.
The AAI has allocated Rs 1720 crore for Assam, Rs 525 crore for Tripura, Rs 800 crore for Manipur, Rs 42 crore for Nagaland.