Bhubaneswar: Air India will start its flight services from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Odisha capital to Bangkok from December 10, airport sources said.
As per schedule, the service will be available twice a week– on Thursdays and Sundays.
The aircraft will fly to Bangkok from BPIA at 3.45 pm on the scheduled days, sources added.
On the other hand, uncertainty shrouds over launching of international flight service by low-cost airline AirAsia to Bangkok from here as the government has rejected the proposal.
Although, Culture & Tourism department had approved the proposal of AirAsia for launching flight service to Bangkok from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), the Finance department has turned down the proposal.
Sources said Air India’s proposal to launch international flight to Bangkok from Gaya via Bhubaneswar posed as the biggest hindrance to clear proposal made by AirAsia.