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Biju Patnaik International Airport securing a place in the list of profitable airports in the country.

Bhubaneswar:8/1/18; Amidst increasing number of air passengers following operations of two direct international flights from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) run by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the airport achieved success by securing a place in the list of profitable airports in the country.

The Bhubaneswar airport is one of the profit-making airports in India, while more than 90% airports run by the AAI made losses during 2016-17. This was revealed by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha recently in the Lok Sabha while giving a written reply about state-run loss-making airports.

The BPIA was among 8 most profitable airports out of total 102 airports in the country. The airports that made profit included Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, BPIA in Bhubaneswar, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, Mangaluru Airport in Mangalore, Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna and Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tiruchirappalli.

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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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