Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 1:
Frequent flyers in Odisha now have a reason to smile: one more passenger carrier has launched air operations from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) giving more options to the passengers to choose from.
The maiden flight of passenger air carrier Air Vistara took off from the BPIA at 19.15 this evening with 140 passengers on board and arrived at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi at 21.35.
The Tata Sons Ltd promoted domestic airline offers business, premium economy and economy class segment seats to its passengers. It had conducted trial run here on Tuesday.
Vistara will operate four flights, two in the morning and two more in the evening, from Oct 5.
As per the schedule, a morning flight would take off from IGI Airport, New Delhi at 7.10 am and land in Bhubaneswar at 9.20 am. The same flight would take off from Bhubaneswar at 10 am and land at IGI Airport at 12.10 pm on its return journey.
Similarly, a Bhubaneswar-bound evening flight would take off from New Delhi at 4.35 pm and land here at 6.45 pm. The same flight would fly from Bhubaneswar at 7.25 pm and arrive at IGI Airport at 9.35 pm.
The airline connects around 12 cities across the country– Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Agra, Guwahati, Chennai, Amritsar, Vadodara and Bagdogra.