Odisha’s capital city is finally connected to international destinations with Air India beginning its daily flights to Dubai via Delhi from the Biju Patnaik International Airport.
Rohit Nandan, CMD, Air India said “It’s a great day as we are set to get connected with international countries. We are following the hub and spoke model, according to which immigration will happen here and passengers will have the option to complete immigration formalities in Odia. We feel happy to have 35 passengers for international destinations out of 163 passengers in today’s inaugural flight.”
Air India’s flight AI-078 flew from Terminal II with 163 passengers with 35 passengers flying to New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Muscat, Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo.