Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Bhubaneswar Airport to be fully functional by 2nd quarter of 2018

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is expected to be fully functional and declared as an operational airport by April or May 2018, said Guru Prasad Mohapatra, chairman of Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Talking to media persons soon after his arrival at the city airport from New Delhi today, Mohapatra said be it a domestic flight or international flight, resumption of flight service is the lookout of the concerned airlines. Under its hub and spoke model, the Air India at present conducts passengers, customs and immigrating checking at the old terminal of the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar for its international fights.

Talking about the development of the city airport, Mohapatra said the Government of India has relaxed international flight regulations. “AAI has collaboration with the state governments which have provided land and financial assistance. Initially, there were problems in the resumption of work. But now the work is going on smoothly. We are expecting that by April and May, 2018, the Biju Patnaik International Airport will be fully functional and declared as an operational airport,” Mohapatra said.
08/11/16 Odishatv

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