Tag: Biju Patnaik International Airport

Odisha waives off VAT on ATF to attract international airlines

Bhubabneswar: In a bid to attract Airlines to start international operations from the Biju Patnaik International Airport, the State government is leaving no stones unturned. In a recent move, the government has decided to totally waive off Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) for airlines who seek to operate international flights from […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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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.

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Australia, Belgium teams arrive for HWL Final

Bhubaneswar: Defending champions Australia and world number three Belgium arrived to a rousing reception at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here on Sunday for the Men’s Hockey World League (HWL) Final, which is scheduled to begin at Kalinga Stadium here on December 1. The teams were welcomed by Odisha state government officials accompanied by host […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Cyclonic winds inflict damage at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: A glass panel of the departure gate and a bullet proof screen at the Biju Patnaik International airport here were damaged on Sunday after strong cyclonic winds hit the Odisha capital. Officials said the incident occurred around 9:00 PM when strong winds shattered the glass panel of the main departure gate of the airport […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Odisha awaits nod for international flights

Bhubaneswar: Even 17 months after getting the tag of an international airport, commercial operations are yet to begin at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. Despite several requests from the Odisha government, the union civil aviation ministry is yet to give its final nod to low cost international carriers to commence flights to and from […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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, […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021