Bhubaneswar: Low-cost airline IndiGo is all set to launch direct flights to Ahmedabad from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) soon, the BPIA authorities here have announced.
“IndiGo will start direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad within a few days,” informed BPIA Director Suresh Chandra Hota.
“We have also urged two airlines, IndiGo and AirAsia, for flight operations between Bhubaneswar and Pune,” he said.
Another daily flight from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata would be operated by the IndiGo from August 1. The IndiGo flight A320 from Kolkata would reach Bhubaneswar at 12.20 am and take off to Kolkata at 5.25 am on a daily basis.
Currently, direct flights are operated from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam and Chennai.
Meanwhile, the airport authorities are planning to reintroduce flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok after he Air India suspended its operations on the route from Monday.
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HARO) has written a letter to the Ministry of Civil Aviation to reintroduce direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok.