Bhubaneswar: The direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok was operated from today with the maiden Air India flight from Thailand capital landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here this morning.
The flight number A1339 with 18 passengers on board took off from Bangkok at around 5.40 am (IST) and landed at 7 am in Bhubaneswar airport today.
The passengers were given a warm welcome after they landed at BPIA in the morning.
The return flight number A1338 is scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar at 3.45 pm and will arrive at 8.15 pm in Bangkok.
The Air India flight service to international destination Bangkok from Bhubaneswar will be operated on every Thursday and Sunday in a week.
Meanwhile, in view of increasing number of foreign tourists to the city, the BPIA authorities have recently opened two foreign exchange counters at the international and domestic terminals.