Odishatv Bureau

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today flagged off the direct flight service between Bhubaneswar and Jaipur via virtual mode. Railway Ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Dharmendra Pradhan were present on the occasion.

On the occasion, Scindia said, “I am fortunate to inaugurate flight services from one of Independent India’s first planned cities, Bhubaneswar. I would like to thank Dharmendra Pradhan and Ashwini Vaishnaw who play a vital role in the commencement of this direct flight service.”

The direct connections between the Temple City Bhubaneshwar and the Pink City Jaipur, will strengthen inter and intra-regional connectivity and promote trade, commerce, as well as tourism in the eastern state, said Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer of IndiGo.

The introduction of these direct connections will not only bolster the airline’s domestic network, but also cut down the travel time between the two states by more than 50%, he added.

Check IndiGo Airline Schedule:

BBI-JAI

Departure from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar: 9.20 PM

Arrival at Jaipur International Airport: 11.55 PM

JAI-BBI

Departure from Jaipur International Airport: 6.30 PM

Arrival at Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar: 8.50 PM

Similarly, IndiGo will commence daily direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Goa from December, informed Director of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Pravat Ranjan Beuria.

According to Beuria, the direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Goa can be availed on all days of the week. Once launched, the IndiGo flight will depart from Bhubaneswar at 10.30 PM every day while the flight from Goa to Bhubaneswar will depart at 1.35 PM.

By- Somatirtha Purohit

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