Indigo’s Bengaluru-BBSR-Kolkata flight from January 1

Bhubaneswar: It’s good news for the passengers as the Indigo Airlines is all set to launch its new direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru and Kolkata from January 1, 2016.

As per the schedule, the new flight would leave Bengaluru and arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at 6 PM and then leave for Kolkata. In the return direction, the flight would reach Bhubaneswar from Kolkata and then leave for Bengaluru.

“The new flight would help the passengers to return to Bhubaneswar after finishing their work in Bengaluru and Kolkata on the same day” said Sharad Kumar, director, Biju Patnaik International Airport.

At present, Indigo has one flight to Bhubaneswar. The flight arrives in Bhubaneswar from Bengaluru at 1.25 PM and leaves for Bengaluru at 2.15 PM. With this new flight, Indigo will have two regular flights from Bhubaneswar.

While there are a total of 19 flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vizag, Port Blair, Bengaluri and Varanasi from Bhubaneswar at present, the total flight from the city airport would go up to 21 with the launch of regular flight of Indigo Airlines.

“It is always better to have to and fro flight as it will be easier to return after finishing work at a particular place,” said IT professional Punyakam Das.