Tag: Biju Patnaik International Airport

Gold seized at Bhubaneswar airport again

Bhubaneswar: The Customs Department officials on Sunday seized 180 gm gold worth Rs 5.66 lakh from a person at Biju Patnaik International Airport. This is the fourth incident of seizure of gold at Bhubaneswar airport in the past seven days. Acting on a tip off, customs officials at the airport intercepted a businessman who arrived […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Is Bhubaneswar Airport becoming a haven for gold smugglers?

Bhubaneswar: Uncannily frequent seizures of smuggled gold at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar have stoked concerns that the airport is becoming a preferred route for gold smugglers. Earlier today, gold biscuits weighing 1.2 kg valued at over Rs 35 lakhs were seized by the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive) from two passengers who arrived from […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Rs 12 lakh gold seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of gold smuggling through the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive) on Wednesday seized gold bars & rings weighing 378.370 grams from two passengers. The officials of Air Intelligence unit of the Commissionerate of Customs seized three gold bars and 143 gold rings from the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
SC Jamir bids farewell to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Former Governor of Odisha SC Jamir was given a ceremonial sent-off at a special function held at Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Saturday. Jamir’s tenure as Odisha Governor had ended on March 20 while Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik took oath as acting Govenor of Odisha on March 21. Malik has been given […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Four detained at Bhubaneswar airport for carrying gold, foreign currency

Bhubaneswar: The Customs officials seized foreign currency and gold estimated to be Rs 22.23 lakh from the possession of four persons who arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here from Bangkok today. The sleuths detained the four persons for questioning to elicit more information about the reasons behind carrying so much foreign currency and […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Air India's Bhubaneswar-Bangkok direct flight flagged off

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off national carrier Air India’s maiden flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok at Biju Patnaik International Airport today. Air India’s new flight is the second direct international service from the Odisha capital. The airline operated a 162-seater Airbus A 320 neo aircraft on its inaugural flight from Bhubaneswar […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Direct Air India flight to Bangkok from Bhubaneswar starting Dec 10

Bhubaneswar: Air India will start direct flight service to Bangkok from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here with effective from December 10. In a tweet, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, the Air India direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok will make Odisha the new gateway to the East. “Bolstering Odisha’s position as new gateway to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Air Asia to launch direct flight to Bangkok from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The State government has approved a proposal submitted by Air Asia to operate direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok, said Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda on Wednesday. The airline is likely to start Bhubaneswar-Bangkok operation from next year, added the Minister. At present, the airline is operating direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Gold bars worth Rs 20 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Gold bars worth around Rs 20 lakh were seized by Customs officials from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar this evening. Total 33 gold bars were seized from two passengers who arrived at the city airport from Kuala Lumpur in an AirAsia flight. Later the Customs officials arrested the two […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Shaded walkway, canopy at Bhubaneswar airport soon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to introduce better facilities for passengers and provide high quality, safe and customer-oriented services, the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Friday took a new initiative to construct a shaded walkway and canopy for vehicular lanes in front of the Domestic Terminal Building (T-1) in Lane 2. The project will come […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Daily Bhubaneswar-Kuala Lumpur AirAsia flight from Oct 26

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by good response from air travelers, AirAsia has now decided to launch daily flight services to Kuala Lumpur from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar from October 26. Official sources said the air traffic from Bhubaneswar airport has registered a sharp increase and AirAsia will now operate daily flights to Kuala Lumpur instead […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha mulling new airport near Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Hurdles in land acquisition and non-availability of adequate land for expansion of Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar has prompted the Odisha Government to think of building a new airport near Khurda. According to sources, around 64-acre land is required to expand the runway of the existing airport to facilitate safe landing of code-E […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Airport Fight Row: Assaulted Woman files police complaint

Bhubaneswar: The incident where a woman thrashed another in public view at the Biju Patnaik International Airport took a new turn with the victim, who was alleged to have an affair with the woman’s husband, filing an FIR against the perpetrator with police on Thursday. The woman lodged a complaint at the Airfield police station […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
New Flights From Bhubaneswar airport
AirAsia to start domestic flight services in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After international flights AirAsia is now planning for domestic services with morning and evening flights running from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata and Bengaluru. Currently 26 flights of Air India, IndiGo, GoAir and Vistara are providing daily services at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA). It will increase to 28 after AirAsia starts it service. “AirAsia’s domestic […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Bhubaneswar airport to get automated weather observation system soon

Bhubaneswar: To overcome hassles in flight operations due to poor visibility especially in winter days, the Biju Patnaik International Airport authorities have decided to install an automated weather observation system (AWOS) on the runway. The new system will augment safety during landing of international flights especially Boeing and Airbus planes on the city airport runway. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021