Kerala gets its first seaplane

n a `big boost` to Kerala Tourism, the first seaplane, which would commence service from Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam to Punnamada lake in Alapuzha on June 2, landed here to a warm welcome. The project, to be formally launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, aims at connecting various backwater destinations in the state. The Seaplane was given a `water salute` as it touched down at the Kochi International airport at nearby Nedumbassery.

Jun 03, 2013, 13:14 PM IST