Saturday, July 01, 2017

Air Asia proposes 3 flights from city

Bhubaneswar:  After successful launch of the first direct international connectivity from Bhubaneswar, Air Asia is set to launch domestic operations from the City. The Malaysia-based airline has proposed a schedule for three flights from the Temple City, said sources.

While authorities at  Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) have confirmed receiving the proposal and schedule from Air Asia, a final call on operations will be taken after receiving mandatory clearance from Director-General Civil Aviation (DGCA). “A schedule has been proposed by Air Asia for operation on three routes - Bhubaneswar-Kolkata, Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru and Kolkata to Bengaluru via Bhubaneswar. We are working on the schedule and awaiting necessary clearances,” BPIA Director S C Hota said.

If things work out, Air Asia would start flying on the routes from August 1, sources added. Currently, there are 26 departures from BPIA which would become 29 once the proposed routes are operational.
01/07/17 New Indian Express