Bhubaneswar: AirAsia India commenced Bhubaneswar-Pune flight operation from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Sunday.
Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera flagged off the flight operation at the Bhubaneswar airport.
The Minister said it would boost the tourism sector in the state.
The Bhubaneswar-Pune AirAsia flight will operate everyday except Saturday.
Air Asia flight will depart Bhubaneswar at 1.50 pm and arrive in Pune at 3.55 pm. The return flight will begin from Pune at 4.35 pm and reach Bhubaneswar at 6.40 pm.
Ankur Garg, Chief Commercial Officer, AirAsia India said, “We are honoured to have Shri Padmanabha Behera with us to flag off this new route. Bhubaneswar is a very special city for us as it was a part of our Umeed Ki Udaan initiative for which we had collaborated with the State Government and other individuals to help our migrant guests reach home safely. We now connect Bhubaneswar with all our four hubs New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata and are looking forward to strengthening the connectivity in the coming months.”
As per standard protocol, all guests were screened before boarding and provided customized AirAsia safety kits comprising Masks, Sanitiser and Face Shields for their personal safety. Customers can book their seats now by logging onto www.airasia.com