Rourkela: 31/12/22:There is a piece of good news for the residents of Odisha’s Steel City. The daily flight service between Rourkela and Bhubaneswar is all set to begin on January 7, 2023.
Alliance Air will operate ATR-72 aircraft between Rourkela and Bhubaneswar on daily basis, sources said.“The online sale of tickets will begin in a couple of days. The first flight on the route will either take off from Rourkela Airport or Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar in the afternoon of January 7,” sources added. An ATR-72 aircraft of Alliance Air successfully landed at Rourkela Airport at 3.20 pm today and took off for Bhubaneswar at 3.45 pm as part of the trial run.
Notably, several matches of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup-2023 will be played at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. The state government had urged the Centre to make necessary arrangements for starting flight service between Rourkela and Bhubaneswar ahead of the hockey world cup. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted a license to the Rourkela Airport for public use a few days ago.