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AirAsia to launch flight services to Colombo, Bangkok from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:16/5/18; In view of record growth in air passenger traffic at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), AirAsia is planning to launch next international flights to Colombo and Bangkok from Bhubaneswar after Kuala Lumpur.

The aviation firm AirAsia has sent a proposal to Odisha government seeking permission to operate flights to two international destinations — Sri Lankan capital Colombo and Thailand capital Bangkok — in the upcoming days, informed State Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda here on Tuesday.

Presently, the low-cost carrier AirAsia is operating daily flight services to Kuala Lumpur from Bhubaneswar for which the state government is providing subsidy.

Following successful flight operation of Kuala Lumpur-Bhubaneswar flights, AirAsia is targeting other international destinations from the city.

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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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