Air Odisha aviation introduces flights to Jharsuguda and Rourkela

November 2, 2012 at 11:11 am 2 comments

Following report is from the Sambad (updated 03.11.2012):

Following is an IANS report published in the DNA:

Air Odisha Aviation Friday launched commercial flights between capital Bhubaneswar and important industrial hubs in the state on an experimental basis, a senior company official said.

The service was flagged off by state Tourism and Culture Minister Maheswar Mohanty at a simple function at the Biju Patnaik Airport of Bhubaneswar.

In the first phase, the Odisha-based private company has introduced flights to Rourkela and Jharsuguda. Subsequently, it will extend the service to other important towns in the state, the official told IANS.

The flying time of the nine-seater aircraft from Bhubaneswar to Rourkela via Jharsuguda will be about an hour and a half. Rourkela and Jharsuguda are located at the distance of about 514 and 374 km from the state capital respectively.

The state government led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is keen on improving intra-state, inter-state and international air connectivity to meet the growth challenges in future.

It is planning to develop at least five greenfield airports, including at upcoming industrial centres like Paradip, Dhamra, Angul, Kalinganagar and Rayagada.

Moreover, it has proposed to upgrade existing airstrips at Gopalpur, Jharsuguda, Jeypore, Barbil and Rourkela.

Following is another report from the Sambad:

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kiran Babu  |  November 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Bhubaneswar ru Jharsuguda ke nonstop 40 minutes lagba. Henu tumhe bus chadhikari Sonepur jiba 7 ghanta lagba. Jhal dei neba ho Mahapuru

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  • 2. Kiran Pattnaik  |  November 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I am a NRI originating from Sambalpur based in KENYA. It has been always a nightmare for me to reach my home quickly.I can arrive at New York faster than Sambalpur from here. Thank God finally a flight has started. But I,m not happy with the type of aircraft they are flying. Certainly need a small jet in terms of safety and comfort. However,Mr.Pani , congrats for a job well done. Kiran Pattnaik

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