Tag: Biju Patnaik International 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, […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Restore flight services to Bangkok, Bengaluru: CM writes to Civil Aviation Minister

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to restore Air India’s flight services from Biju Patnaik International Airport  to Bangkok and Bengaluru. The flight service provider, on July 17 had suddenly announced suspension of the flights from the Bhubaneswar Airport from July 16 till October 3 without citing any […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Air Odisha Bhubaneswar-Raipur flight takes wings

Bhubaneswar: The much awaited maiden air service between Bhubaneswar and Raipur of Chhatisgarh kicked off from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in the city here today. The 18-seater plane with two pilots and a cabin crew member will depart Bhubaneswar airport at 6:10 AM and arrive at Raipur around 7:40 AM. The return flight from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold worth Rs 8 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Another attempt to smuggle gold at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here was thwarted when sleuths of the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs seized the precious yellow metal worth Rs 8 lakh from a youth of Mohali on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, the Customs official intercepted the youth who arrived from Bangkok in […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Gold worth Rs 11L in 'powder form' seized at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: The Customs Department officials on Thursday seized 355.120 grams gold worth over Rs 11 lakh from a passenger at Biju Patnaik International Airport here. This is the fifth incident of seizure of gold at Bhubaneswar airport since March this year. Acting on a tip off, customs officials at the airport intercepted a passenger of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Loot at Bhubaneswar airport: NRI seeks Sushma Swaraj, CM Naveen's help

Bhubaneswar: NRI Neeraj Chandan, who was allegedly robbed of cash and other valuables worth lakhs of rupees after he arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar a few days ago, has sought intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the matter. In a tweet, Neeraj today sought […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Special outlet to bring out flavours of Odia cuisine at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Frequent flyers to and from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here are in for a special treat this Raja. The Airport authorities are soon coming up with an array of authentic traditional Odia food that can be tasted or carried home from a special outlet at the terminal. A spread of delicious Odia […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Bhubaneswar airport expansion: Slum dwellers protest eviction

Bhubaneswar: Residents of Tarini Mazdoor Slum on Tuesday protested an eviction drive of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) undertaken for expansion of the Biju Patnaik International Airport. According to reports, for expansion of the airport, the slum near Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) needs be relocated. However, the 110 families staying in the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik International Airport gets hoax call

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Thursday lodged a complaint at Airfield Police Station regarding a ‘threat call.’ Official sources said an ‘unidentified caller’ abused officials of the airport over phone. Though the exact reason is still unclear, it is suspected that the caller was drunk and wanted to get his […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Number of flights doubles at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: Number of flights operating from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) has almost doubled in the last one year allowing the airport to achieve a huge lead over other airports in the country. As per reports, while BPIA handled 24 flights earlier, it has increased to 43 just in a year. Similarly, the number of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pradhan writes to Civil Aviation Ministry to set up airport at Paradip

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday shot a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu requesting him to set up an Airport in the major seaport town Paradip. While the Paradip Port Trust has already requested the Airport Authority of India to set up an airport in Paradip, Pradhan sought the personal attention […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Focus will be on avoiding past mistakes: New Odisha Congress chief

Bhubaneswar: Accepting past mistakes and ensuring that they are not repeated henceforth seems to be the top agenda of the newly-appointed president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC), Niranjan Patnaik and his team, which received a rousing welcome at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar after their arrival from New Delhi today. Patnaik was accompanied […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gold stashed in 'mixer grinder' seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: It seems that smugglers are trying all possible means to traffic gold through Bhubaneswar International airport and devising new strategies to evade the customs officials. However, such attempts have so far failed as the officials of Customs department again on Monday seized 700 grams of gold that was being smuggled inside a mixer grinder. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021