Bhubaneswar-Utkela flight service flags off to spice up connectivity, commerce, tourism


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday flagged off the primary flight service between Bhubaneswar and Utkela in Kalahandi district.

Bhubaneswar-Utkela flight service flags off to boost connectivity, commerce, tourism (REUTERS)
Bhubaneswar-Utkela flight service flags off to spice up connectivity, commerce, tourism (REUTERS)

Whereas Scindia joined the occasion via video conferencing, Patnaik was current on the Biju Patnaik Worldwide Airport right here. Each additionally inaugurated the Utkela Airport within the presence of Odisha’s Commerce and Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu and Public Enterprises, SSEPD and Science and Know-how Minister Ashok Panda.

“Glad to flag off first flight between #Bhubaneswar and newly inaugurated Utkela Airport in #Kalahandi district. The airport has added one more golden chapter to Odisha’s aviation sector. It’s going to increase connectivity, commerce and tourism, fulfilling aspirations of individuals of the area,” Patnaik mentioned in X, previously Twitter.

Taking to X, Scindia mentioned: “Japanese India has all the time contributed to the financial and social growth of the nation with its wealthy tradition, artwork and civilization, and at present when India is transferring ahead in its amritkal, the event of this area is our precedence.

“With this willpower at present, not solely the brand new airport at Utkela (Kalahandi) but in addition the brand new air service between Utkela and Bhubaneshwar below #RCS_UDAN scheme was inaugurated by Shri @Naveen_Odisha ji and Shri @Gen_VKSingh ji. I’m positive that this is not going to solely give new wings to the civil aviation sector of Odisha however can even give new impetus to employment, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth.”

With the operation of the Utkela Airport from August 31, it turned the fifth airport in Odisha after Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda, Jeypore and Rourkela.

Official sources mentioned that the IndiaOne airline will join Utkela to Bhubaneswar with 2X weekly flights on Tuesday and Thursday. The flight will take off from BPIA in Bhubaneswar at 7:15 am and arrive in Utkela at 8:25 am. It’s going to go away Utkela airport at 8:50 am and land at Bhubaneswar at 10 am.

A 9-seater IndiaOne Air plane left for Utkela from BPIA right here at round 10:30 am on Thursday.

The introductory one-way fare was fastened at 999 per passenger. The ticket worth involves round 1049, they mentioned, including that each one tickets between Utkela and Bhubaneswar are bought out for the month of September. Utkela Airport is roofed below the regional connectivity scheme UDAN.

The state authorities has spent round 162 crore for the acquisition of land, building of runway and terminal constructing for the airport in Bhawanipatna. The Director Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the licence to begin flight operations.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.


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