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Thursday, 06 June, 2019, 10 : 30 AM [IST]

Alliance Air launches Bhubaneswar-Jharsuguda flights under UDAN scheme

As per a Mint report, Air India's subsidiary, Alliance Air yesterday started two new flights from Odhisha's Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda. The two new flights will connect Jharsuguda with Bhubaneswar and Chattisgarh's capital Raipur.

The two flights were launched under the Centre's ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik' (UDAN) scheme, informed VSS Airport Director Sudesh Kumar Chouhan.

The first flight of Alliance Air left Biju Patnaik International Airport at 9.50 am and arrived in Jharsuguda at 11 am. The flight left Jharsuguda at 12 pm and arrived in Bhubaneswar at 1.05 pm. Another flight operated from Jharsuguda to Raipur in the evening.

Naba Kishore Das, Health Minister, Odisha; Suresh Pujari, MP, Bargarh; Kishore Mohanty, MLA, Brajrajnagar and Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Civil Aviation were present on the occasion.

"Jharsuguda gets connected by air to Bhubaneswar and Raipur today. More than 170 routes in India are operational under UDAN providing connectivity to smaller airports. Thanks to participating airlines, Airports Authority of India, state governments for their wholehearted support," tweeted Padhee.

Earlier another budget carrier SpiceJet has also launched flight services from VSS airport to New Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata under the UDAN scheme on March 31, 2019.(Source: Mint)

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