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Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opened air ticketing to Singapore and Bangkok

Bhubaneswar:3/5/23: Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today opened air ticketing to Singapore and Bangkok facilitating people of Odisha to travel to these south-east Asian cities at a fair price. With this, Odisha is now a pioneer and the first in the country to support and commence international air connectivity in the interest of the public.

Indigo Airlines will commence direct international flights to Singapore as well as Bangkok from 3rd June, 2023. Earlier, direct flights ticketing was launched by the Chief Minister to Dubai which will start from May 15.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the initiative will promote job opportunities for the youth of Odisha, open up tourism potential of the state and provide boost to IT and ITES sectors in the State.

“It is a momentous occasion for all of us today as Indigo opens ticketing to Singapore & Bangkok from Bhubaneswar. Recently, I had also inaugurated the ticketing to Dubai. With this, Odisha is now connected to the top cosmopolitan Asian cities– opening a whole new world of opportunities for our people,” he said.

He further said that in last few years, the aviation traffic in Odisha has seen immense growth. Though the domestic flight connectivity has seen a noticeable improvement, Odisha Government has come forward to make sizeable contribution to ensure direct international flight connectivity between Bhubaneswar and world-class destinations to meet the people’s aspirations, he added.

He hoped that these international flights would provide tourists more convenience and affordable travel options while also encouraging trade & tourism.

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The Odisha CM thanked the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Indigo Airlines for the support.

Chief Secretary PK Jena, Secretary to CM 5T VK Pandian, Senior Officers of Govt of Odisha, and officials from Indigo were present. Principal Secretary, Commerce & Transport Smt Usha Padhee gave the welcome address.

It may be recalled here that in the current year budget, Govt. of Odisha has made the budget of Rs. 100 crore to support the viability gap funding. Due to such support, international travelling has become affordable for every passenger travelling from Odisha. It is to inform that, online reservations for Indigo’s initial flights from Bhubaneswar to Dubai have received an incredibly encouraging response. These flights are beginning from 15th May, 2023.

Singapore & Bangkok will be the threshold to the entire south-eastern Asian region while connectivity to Dubai will open the gateway to the Gulf, Europe, and Western countries making world tour accessible, convenient & affordable for the people of Odisha. It is well recognised that aviation sector has a multiplier effect on the local economy and growth. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) study shows that the air connectivity has an economic multiplier of 3.1 and employment multiplier of 6.1.

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The flight details are as below:

Bhubaneswar-Dubai route

  • Departure Airport & local time:  Bhubaneswar @ 18:30 hrs
  • Arrival Airport:  Dubai
  • Weekly days of operation: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Travel Time: 4:45 hrs
  • Starting  Fare *: Rs. 10,000/- (one way) & Rs. 20,000/- (round trip)

Dubai- Bhubaneswar route

  • Departure Airport & local time:  Dubai@ 11:25 hrs
  • Arrival Airport: Bhubaneswar @ 4:25 hrs

In its second phase, the same airline will commence direct international flights to Singapore as well as Bangkok from 3rd June, 2023 establishing the networking to connect Odisha to the rest of the world. The flight details are as below:

Bhubaneswar-Singapore route

  • Departure Airport & local time: Bhubaneswar @ 06:25 hrs
  • Arrival Airport: Singapore
  • Weekly days of operation: Tuesday & Saturday
  • Travel Time: 4:10 hrs
  • Starting  Fare *: Rs. 7,500/- (one way) & Rs. 15,000/- (round trip)

Singapore-Bhubaneswar route

  • Departure Airport & local time: Singapore @ 14:10 hrs
  • Arrival Airport: Bhubaneswar
  • Weekly days of operation: Tuesday & Saturday
  • Travel Time: 4:10 hrs

Bhubaneswar-Bangkok route

  • Departure Airport & local time: Bhubaneswar@ 16:50 hrs
  • Arrival Airport: Bangkok
  • Weekly days of operation: Tuesday & Saturday
  • Travel Time: 2:50 hrs
  • Starting  Fare *: Rs. 7,500/- (one way) & Rs. 15,000/- (round trip)

Bangkok-Bhubaneswar route

  • Departure Airport & local time: Bangkok @ 05:35 hrs
  • Arrival Airport: Bhubaneswar
  • Weekly days of operation: Wednesday & Sunday
  • Travel Time: 2:50 hrs

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