Air Odisha license cancelled, flights under UDAN scheme suspended


Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has cancelled UDAN (Ude Deshka Aam Nagrik) licence of Air Odisha for its irregular flight services.

The AAI took the decision as Air Odisha, on the pretext of the technical glitch, had stopped regular flights under the UDAN scheme from several airports including the Veer Surendra Sai Airport at Jharsuguda.

With this, Air Odisha flight service to all eastern regions, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand has been suspended. The air carrier was given license for flight operation in four states.

The AAI cancelled the license of Air Odisha as it could not fly 70 per cent of its flights during the last five months, said an official.

Air Odisha flights from Bhubaneswar to Raipur and from Raipur to Jagdalpur have been cancelled.