On the occasion of Utkal Divas, the people of Odisha have got a big gift. Bhubaneswar airport is about to get its first international flight. Indigo will start direct service to Dubai from 15th May. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched ticket sales for the flight on the occasion of Utkal Diwas.
IndiGo will operate the service thrice a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. An official said the initial ticket price is Rs 10,000 per sector. Chief Minister Patnaik said, ‘Connectivity is the key to development and it has been the focus area of our government. Direct connectivity with Dubai, which is one of the biggest aviation hubs, will open a gateway to the world.
He said that the flight service has the potential to increase investment in Odisha in sectors like IT, manufacturing and tourism.
IndiGo’s Global Sales Head Vinay Malhotra said the airline has been at the forefront of increasing international connectivity at affordable fares. An official said that soon flights to Singapore and Bangkok would also start.
Thanking Chief of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia for facilitating the services, Patnaik said a large delegation from the state would travel on the first flight to Dubai.
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