Bhubaneswar: The much awaited flight services to Odisha’s steel city Rourkela will begin from June 14 under Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme as regional airline Air Odisha has started booking tickets for the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar route.
As per schedule, Air Odisha flight number 6X 124 will leave Bhubaneswar at 4.15 pm and arrive in Rourkela at 5.15 pm.
Similarly, Air Odisha flight number 6X 125 will leave Rourkela at 5.30 pm and reach Bhubaneswar at 6.30 pm.
The flight services will be available six days a week except Sunday. The fare has been fixed at Rs 2,050 (including all taxes) per passenger.
“Being an industrial township, air connectivity will have huge commercial ramifications for the region apart from catering to the travel and business needs of the people. There were setbacks and disappointments but thankfully all the impediments and bottlenecks were done away with and finally, the much-required air link to Rourkela will commence from next month,” said Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray.