Jharsuguda: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, on Wednesday introduced two direct flights from Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda to Bhubaneswar and Raipur.
The first flight of Alliance Air left Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at 9.50 am and arrived in Jharsuguda at 11 am. The flight will leave Jharsuguda at 12 pm and arrive in Bhubaneswar at 1.05 pm.
Another Alliance Air flight from Jharsuguda to Raipur is scheduled at 5.15 am, informed VSS Airport director Sudesh Kumar Chouhan.
“From Thursday onward, the flight will land at Jharsuguda airport at 10.10 am and take off at 10.35 am after a brief stopover of 25 minutes every day,” Chauhan said.
SpiceJet has already launched flight services from Jharsuguda airport to New Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata under the UDAN scheme on March 31 this year.
Meanwhile, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for strengthening the aviation sector in Eastern India.
“Further enhancing regional connectivity
in Odisha, the commencement of flight operations from Veer Surendra Sai Airport
in Jharsuguda to @aaibpiairport in Bhubaneswar and @aairprairport in Raipur,
Chhattisgarh will go a long way in transforming Odisha into a modern &
developed state,” tweeted Pradhan.