Sunday, December 10, 2017

Odisha CM inaugurates Bhubaneswar-Bangkok flight

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off national carrier Air India's Bhubaneswar-Bangkok flight from the Biju Patnaik International Airport today.

Air India's new flight is the second direct international service from the Odisha capital.

The airline operated a 162-seater Airbus A 320 neo aircraft on its inaugural flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok.

A total of 38 passengers took the flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok today.

Patnaik described the new flight service as a historic moment.

He hoped it would further strengthen the state's ties with Southeast Asian countries and boost trade and tourism.

"Besides, it will pave way for attracting more international visitors to our Buddhist tourism centres," the chief minister said.

He also thanked Air India for starting the international flight.

The Bhubaneswar-Bangkok flight will operate twice a week - Thursdays and Sundays.
10/12/17 PTI/Business Standard

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