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Odisha capital is going to get air connectivity to Sharjah

Bhubaneswar:15/12/17; Good news for frequent flyers as the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Odisha capital is going to get air connectivity to one more foreign destination soon. This comes days after national carrier Air India launched its direct flight to Bangkok.

Budget passenger carrier IndiGo today announced direct flight services to Sharjah from two cities in India from later this month and 11 other cities, including Bhubaneswar, shortly.

As per the carrier, it will launch new flight services on the Lucknow-Sharjah-Lucknow and Hyderabad-Sharjah-Hyderabad sectors from December 29 this year. Besides, flights to Kolkata, Kochi, Goa, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Patna, Mangalore, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Raipur and Bhubaneswar will also be run, however through connecting flights.

While schedule of the Hyderabad and Lucknow flights have been announced, the same has not been announced for Bhubaneswar and other cities.

The Hyderabad flight (6E1405) will depart at 2.10 and Lucknow flight (6E1407) will fly at 16.15 on all days.

The low-cost airline claimed that it is the first Indian carrier operating Sharjah flight from Hyderabad and also starting first and only Lucknow-Sharjah connection.

Worth mentioning, Air India earlier this month launched direct flight to Bangkok and Air Asia had launched direct flight to Kuala Lumpur in April this year.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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