Low-cost airline AirAsia has decided to increase the frequency of its Bhubaneswar-Kuala Lumpur flight services from October 26, S C Hota, the director of Biju Patnaik International Airport said today.
The Malaysia based airline had launched direct flights between Bhubaneswar and Kuala Lumpur on April 27 this year with four flights a week.
The private airline took the decision to increase the frequency of its flights after it received overwhelming response from its four flights a week, said Hota.
The low-cost carrier, on February 17, had signed an agreement with the Odisha government for operating direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur.
Keeping in view the rise in the number of air travelers in Odisha, several airlines have also evinced interest to start flight operations to Middle-Eastern countries from Bhubaneswar airport, informed director Suresh Chandra Hota.
Hota further informed that an anti-hijacking mock drill was also conducted at Bhubaneswar airport today under the supervision of Odisha Home Secretary Asit Tripathy.