Passenger flight services resume in Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda Airports

Bhubaneswar: Domestic air travel restarted in the State on Monday after a span of town months, as the first flight arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here from New Delhi.

However, at least five flights from other States were cancelled. “Of the 10 flights scheduled to arrive here, five were cancelled due to problems at the departure points, while one flight from Delhi has already reached. Four more flights would land here on the day,” said BPIA Director VV Rao.

Rao said two flights from the national capital and two others from Bengaluru are scheduled to make landings. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended from March 25 when the Government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the Covid-19 spread.

Besides, flight services also resumed from the Veer Surendra Sai Airport at Jharsuguda. Two flights of the SpiceJet Airline flew to and fro the airport to Delhi and Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. A flight carrying 86 passengers from New Delhi landed at the airport at 3 pm and flew back to the national capital carrying 63 passengers later.