Bhubaneswar: Air Asia will launch the direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur from the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
Sources said the 180-seater plane will take off at 11:55 PM.
The international flights from the city airport will be extended to Bangkok, Dubai and Middle East countries gradually, informed Tourism Minister Ashok Panda.
Currently, the Air Asia has two international flights operating to foreign countries via New Delhi.
On February 17, the low-cost carrier had signed a pact with the Odisha government for running direct international flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur.
This new route is operated exclusively by AirAsiaBerhad (flight code AK) and will offer guests an experience of the rich culture, tantalising food scene and multi-faceted sights of the country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.