After the success of domestic and international operations from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia Airline has started another domestic flight from Bhubaneswar.
The new daily flight to Ranchi started operations from BPIA yesterday. The BPIA authorities announced the commencement of the new flight on their Twitter handle yesterday.
AirAsia daily flight btn Bhubaneswar and Ranchi started today.We have also dispensed with stamping of hand Baggage for Terminal 1(Domestic)
— aaibpiairport (@aaibpiairport) October 7, 2017
The BPIA authorities have also informed they have dispensed with stamping of hand Baggage for Terminal 1(Domestic).
With this, AirAsia offers connectivity from the city airport to Kolkata, Bangalore, Ranchi and Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia is a major operator which uses both (domestic and international) terminals of the BPIA.
According to airline schedule, Bhubaneswar-Ranchi flight (I51625) takes off from Bhubaneswar at 12:45 pm and reaches Ranchi at 2 pm. Similarly, the Ranchi-Bhubaneswar flight (I51624) takes off from Ranchi at 10:30 am and reaches here by 11:50 am. It’s a non-stop flight.
The Malaysian carrier has two flights to Bangalore and two flights to Kolkata. The airline which started the international operations to Kuala Lumpur in April this year has been getting good response from the state.
Top officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) informed this daily that BPIA will have more flights soon.
“BPIA is a potential airport and we are already in talks with different operators for starting operations from here. We also suggested to the airlines to start operations by using small aircraft,” said a top official of the AAI.
According to officials, within two years, the passengers can expect more facilities at BPIA. The AAI has floated a proposal for a three-star hotel near the airport. The authorities have already indentified approximately 54 acres at BPIA for commercial purposes and decided to allot one acre to the three-star project.
Courtesy: Orissa Post