Bhubaneswar: AirAsia has decided to operate more domestic flights from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar to major cities in the country from October this year, informed Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi on Wednesday.
Panigrahi said that the AirAsia authorities have informed the State Government about providing flight connectivity to cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore from October 29.
While stating that AirAsia connectivity will help in taking stopover flights between countries, Panigrahi said that discussions with other airlines for domestic flight services are also underway.
He also stated that the government is also planning to provide connectivity to Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda. Besides, matter regarding resuming the AirAsia services from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok is under consideration.
Presently, the AirAsia is providing domestic flight connectivity to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Goa and Kolkata.