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Tag: Biju Patnaik International Airport

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Bhubaneswar Airport RTPCR Testing & Isolation On Arrival Guidelines Modified

Bhubaneswar Airport RTPCR Testing & Isolation On Arrival Guidelines Modified

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Tackling Bomb Threat
Watch | CISF Jawans Responding To Bomb Threat At Bhubaneswar Airport | Mock Drill

There is nothing to panic! This is just a mock drill carried out the Bhubaneswar Airport. The mock drill was carried out by CISF personnel on Thursday to ensure that nothing is left to chance. The CISF personnel swiftly got into action mode to deal with a bomb threat at the terminal 1 of the airport.

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More Flights, Passengers’ Safety On Top Focus, Says New Director Of Bhubaneswar Airport

Introduction of new flights at both national and international levels along with passengers' security would be his top priorities at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPAI), said Pravat Ranjan Beuria who assumed the charge as the new director of the airport on Tuesday.

Threat To Bhubaneswar Airport! Proposed Runway Re-carpeting Work Delayed

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be a threat to Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar as its runway is not in proper shape owing to the delay in execution of the re-carpeting work. Though the authorities of the airport had planned to carry out the much-awaited re-carpeting work of the runway in 2019, it could not […]

Passenger Caught Hiding Rs 20 Lakh Worth Of Gold In Rectum To Evade Customs
Passenger Caught Hiding Rs 20 Lakh Worth Of Gold In Rectum To Evade Customs

Bhubaneswar: About 400 grams of gold worth over Rs 20 lakh was seized from a passenger at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Friday. The gold was seized from a passenger identified as A Jainulabdeen, who was travelling to Chennai by flight No. 6E 209 at 3.33 pm today. As per sources, the passenger […]

Construction Work Of Bhubaneswar Airport Link Building Resumes

Bhubaneswar: The construction work of the ‘collapsed’ link building of Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar finally resumed after some 7-odd months following grant of permission by the court. The concerned firm has recommenced construction work after a detailed probe in this regard. The incident which happened on the night of January 24 had left […]

Bhubaneswar Airport Runway Re-Carpeting Work Hits Roadblock

Bhubaneswar: The re-carpeting work of the runway at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) is yet to commence even though domestic flight operations resumed after a gap of two months. As per reports, the re-carpeting work which was slated to begin at the airport from November last year in two phases could not be taken up […]

Domestic Flight Ops Resume At Bhubaneswar & Jharsuguda Airports

Bhubaneswar: After a hiatus of almost two months, domestic flight operations commenced in over 60 airports across India, including in Odisha today. The services started after Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced last week to reopen Indian airspace for all domestic airlines. The flight operations in India recommenced with the departure of a […]

COVID-19 In Odisha: Resumption Of Flight Services, Bhubaneswar Airport To Be ‘Touch Free’

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of resumption of the much-awaited domestic passenger flight services, Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar is all set to make passenger management ‘touch free’ as a precautionary measure to keep COVID-19 at bay. BPIA director, VV Rao informed that a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is ready and they are waiting for […]

Bhubaneswar Airport Readies SOP To Resume Operations After COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Even as uncertainty prevails whether the nation-wide lockdown will end on May 3 or get extended, Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is preparing itself for resumption of operations after getting necessary approvals from the Centre. Bhubaneswar Airport Director V V Rao today informed that the resumption of flight services (domestic and international) is […]

Bhubaneswar-Varanasi Flight Services Begin

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to cater to the needs of pilgrims, tourists, students, businessmen and traders, Alliance Air on Friday started daily flight operations from Odisha to Varanasi under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS-UDAN). Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India has deployed its 70 seater ATR 72 600 aircraft which will operate from […]

Bhubaneswar Airport Mishap: OHRC Directs Construction Agency To Pay Compensation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday directed Dilip Constructions Pvt Ltd to pay an interim compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the family of Antaryami Guru, an electrician-cum-worker who was killed after the roof of the under-construction building at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar collapsed. The Commission has also directed the […]

Gold Worth Over Rs 8 Lakh Seized At Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: The officials of Air Intelligence and Customs seized 215 grams of gold estimated to be worth Rs 8.91 lakh from a passenger at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA). According to reports, the gold was recovered from an Indian origin passenger from Madurai who had arrived at BPIA in AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur on […]

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Re-Carpeting Of Bhubaneswar Airport Runway To Commence In Feb, 2020

Bhubaneswar: The re-carpeting work of runway at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar will commence in February, 2020, informed airport director VV Rao on Monday. A new coating of the runway to smoothen its surface will be undertaken from the first week of February 2020. It will to take around eight to 10 months […]

Partial Shutdown Of Bhubaneswar Airport Postponed For One Month

Bhubaneswar: The partial shutdown of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) at Bhubaneswar for re-carpeting of its runway which was scheduled to begin from today i.e 1st November 2019 has been postponed for a month. Director of BPIA Suresh Chandra Hota informed that the partial closure of the airport will take effect from 1st of December […]

Bhubaneswar Among 6 Airports Likely To Be Privatised As Ministry Seeks Cabinet Nod

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Undeterred by staff protests, the Civil Aviation Ministry would seek Cabinet approval for privatising half a dozen more airports by the first week of December. The six airports up for privatisation are Varanasi, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Trichy, Indore and Raipur. “The Airports Authority of India (AAI) board has approved the plan. We will seek […]

New Flights From Bhubaneswar airport
4 More AirAsia Flights From Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Bhubaneswar: Good news for air travellers as AirAsia will start four new domestic flights from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar. As per airport authorities, AirAsia will launch 2 new flights from Bhubaneswar to Bengaluru from October 27. Moreover, the airliner will operate two flights from Bhubaneswar airport to Hyderabad and Kolkata. “The air […]

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'Flights Unlikely To Get Much Affected Due To Partial Shutdown Of Bhubaneswar Airport'

Bhubaneswar: Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA)’s Director Suresh Chandra Hota today informed that the scheduled partial shutdown in the airport in view of the first phase runway maintenance works between November, 2019 and June, 2020 may not affect flight services much in the airport. “As per the existing timing of the flights, as many as […]

Bhubaneswar Airport Operations To Be Shut Down!

Bhubaneswar: Plans of several air travellers from Odisha could get affected as flight operations from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar is likely to be partially suspended for eight long months. The flight services are likely to be rescheduled as the re-carpeting work of the airport’s runway will be taken up from November. The […]

Article 370 Aftermath: Security Tightened At Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: To avoid possible aviation-related terror incidents in the wake of the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir recently, all the airports across the country including Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar have been put under tight vigil. Following a security alert through an advisory issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security […]

Bhubaneswar airport clocks profit of Rs 18.56 cr in 2018

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar has recorded an overall profit of Rs 18.56 crore in 2018. The city airport has registered a significant growth in terms of profit in comparison to 2017, informed the airport’s director Suresh Chandra Hota adding that efforts are on to make […]

FIH Men’s Series Final: Indian hockey team arrives to a rousing reception in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After the recent Australian tour, Indian Hockey team members arrived to a rousing reception in Bhubaneswar today. The team will kick start its preparations for the much-awaited FIH Men’s Series Final to be held at Kalinga Stadium here from June 6 to June 15. The event is crucial, as it is the gateway to […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: Railway, flight services resume in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Two days after cyclone “Fani” hit Odisha coast causing widespread damage in several districts including Puri and Bhubaneswar, railways, flight operations and normal traffic have slowly started to resume in the State. While the East Coast Railway has reintroduced 85 of the 138 cancelled trains on Howrah-Chennai main line connecting Bhubaneswar, as many as […]

Customs official accused of demanding 'bribe' from air passenger at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: A customs official at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar found himself in trouble after an air passenger accused him of threatening with dire consequences and forcefully demanding a bribe. As per sources, one Kuppuswamy Nagarajan, a native of Shevapet in Tamil Nadu, arrived at the BPI Airport from Bangkok in AirAsia flight […]

Bhubaneswar Airport creates record with 4.5 million passengers in 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik International (BPI) Airport in Bhubaneswar has achived a new feat as it surpassed its earlier record of handling 3.2 million local and international passengers, by registering a 41 per cent passenger growth this year. As per reports, the airport witnessed 32,37,956 passengers in 2017-18, of which 31,58,915 were locals and over […]

Gold worth Rs 24 lakh seized from woman at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence unit of the Customs department today seized gold weighing 707 grams from a woman flier who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport from Dubai. Sources said value of the gold seized from the woman is worth nearly Rs 24 lakh. The Customs officials seized the gold from a bag carried […]

Bhubaneswar airport to get new terminal soon

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar will transform into a completely new avatar as the Union Government has decided to begin construction of an all-new terminal by September 2019. The project, estimated to cost of Rs 935 crore is likely to be completed in two-and-a-half-years, informed Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman, […]

Passengers suffer as Bhubaneswar-bound AirAsia flight diverted to Kolkata

Bhubaneswar: Over a hundred passengers traveling in an AirAsia flight had a tough time after the scheduled landing of the plane at the city-based Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) today was aborted due to dense fog at the airport. According to sources, AirAsia FD 112 flight, carrying nearly 150 passengers from Bangkok to Bhubaneswar was […]

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No parking fees for vehicles at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided not to charge parking or entry fee at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in the capital city as per a new policy issued from December 10, 2018. In a reply to BJD MP Prasanna Acharya during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for […]

Gold worth Rs 8 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Customs officials seized 254-gram gold worth Rs 8 lakh from a passenger who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar today. Sources said the customs sleuths intercepted the passenger who arrived in Bhubaneswar from Kuala Lumpur. Later during a search, gold of foreign origin weighing around 254 grams with an estimated market […]

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Bhubaneswar airport to introduce EDI for air cargo

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to provide an impetus to the air cargo business, the Biju Patnaik International Airport will soon be introducing the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) facility. As per reports, through the EDI all the cargo related operations can be done online which will be beneficial for the cargo shippers. Director of the airport, […]

IndiGo flight makes emergency landing at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: An IndiGo flight made an emergency landing at the Biju Patnaik International Airport today after a three-year-old baby fell sick. According to reports, the Indigo 905 flying from Guwahati to Chennai was diverted to the Biju Patnaik International Airport after the baby developed seizure. The plane landed at the airport at around 9:27 AM, […]

Puri Police releases third helicopter of IMFA after court directive

Bhubaneswar: Following the directive of the Puri Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court, the police today released a helicopter sealed at the Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited’s (IMFA) hangar at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. Earlier, the Puri police had sealed three helicopters of IMFA after allegations that Jay Panda flew over […]

AirAsia launches direct flight between Bhubaneswar & Bangkok

Bhubaneswar: Malaysian budget airline AirAsia launched its first ever direct flight operations between Bangkok and Bhubaneswar on Thursday. As many as 30 flyers reached Bhubaneswar from Bangkok in Air Asia’s Airbus A 320 plane at 11.35 pm yesterday in its maiden flight on the airline route following which the plane was welcomed with a water […]

Flights from Bhubaneswar to Dubai, Sharjah soon

Bhubaneswar: After the launch of flight services to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, air travelers will soon be able to enjoy flight connectivity to Dubai and Sharjah from the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, Indigo has already finalised its route plan for direct air connectivity to Dubai from November 1. However, the […]

Gold seized from passenger at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: The officials of the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs on Sunday night seized gold worth more than Rs 5.5 lakh from a passenger at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. The accused identified as a resident of Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu arrived at the Bhubaneswar airport from Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia flight […]

Odisha-Middle East air connectivity hampered by bilateral traffic rights

Bhubaneswar: Even though different airliners are approaching the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) authorities to begin flight operations between Middle Eastern countries and Odisha, it has not been possible till now as the bilateral traffic rights of the Aviation Ministry have posed a major hindrance for its implementation. As per reports, flights services can be […]

Bhubaneswar airport to have ceremonial lounge soon

Bhubaneswar: Passengers will soon avail better facilities at the Biju Patnaik International Airport as a new master plan is being prepared for its all-round infrastructural development. The airport authorities informed that several proposals are being mooted including a permanent ‘ceremonial lounge.’ The new facility will come handy in making necessary arrangements during visit of VVIPs […]

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Gold worth over Rs 10 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: The Customs officials today seized gold worth Rs 10.56 lakh from two passengers who arrived at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar from Kuala Lumpur. The cylindrical gold bars weighing 340 grams were seized from two Indian origin passengers. Sources said that the seized gold was being smuggled from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai via […]

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New flights from Bhubaneswar under Winter Schedule Plan

Bhubaneswar: Good news is in store for air passengers ahead of the winter season. The authorities of the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) today informed that as many as 68 operations will be undertaken on a daily basis against the current 42 operations under its New Winter Schedule Plan. As per information, two new flight […]