Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Intra-state flight operations start today

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik will flag off intra-state flight operations at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Tuesday.
The local carrier, Air Odisha, through an MoU with the government, has taken up the operation. In December, a three-member team from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducted on-board airworthiness test and gave final approval for the operation.
"We will fly to Sambalpur with state government officials on the day of inauguration. From Wednesday, commercial operations will start. We are yet to start ticket booking on our website. For the first day of operation, people have booked manually by paying the tariff," said Air Odisha founder Santosh Pani.
The carrier has fixed Rs 2,499 as minimum tariff for the four destinations - Sambalpur, Jeypore, Jharsuguda and Rourkela - it will fly from here. Tariff will go up when demand increases. However, maximum tariff won't exceed Rs 5,000, Pani added.
19/01/16 Times of India
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