Bhubaneswar: Direct flight service between Bhubaneswar and Varanasi commenced from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here by Alliance Air on Friday.
The 9I 747 flight took off at 11.50 am from the Bhubaneswar airport and it will arrive at Varanasi 1.40 pm, said an airport official.
On its return journey, the 9I 748 flight will depart from Varanasi at 2.30 pm and arrive at BPIA at 4.20 pm, the official said.
After arriving at Bhubaneswar airport, the flight will leave for Jharsuguda airport at 5.15 pm.
Alliance Air has deployed 70-seater ATR 72 600 aircraft for this route.
This flight will cater to the need for swift connectivity for
tourists, students, business community and traders, said the official.