Odisha will start direct flight services to Dubai from 15th May,2023
in International, Smartcity Bhubaneswar, State News
22 days ago
Bhubaneswar:14/5/23:Fulfilling the aspirations of people, Odisha will start direct flight services toDubai from 15th May. Odisha is the 1st state in India to support int’l air connectivity. The flights, to be operationalised by IndiGo will open a whole new world of opportunities for Odias.
The Bhubaneswar-Dubai flight services will open the gateway to the Gulf, Europe, & Western countries making world tour accessible & affordable for the people of #Odisha. This will open up tourism potential of Odisha & help Odia youth explore job opportunities.
Flight operator IndiGo will fly Airbus-320 from Biju Patnaik International Airport in the city to the Gulf megapolis thrice a week. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched the ticket sale of the flight on April 1 on the occasion of Utkal Diwas.
The government expects boost to tourism and creation of job opportunities with direct connectivity to Dubai. Besides tourism, IT and manufacturing sectors will benefit from the flight services. Moreover, it is likely to attract huge foreign direct investment in the state.
While the starting one way fare from Bhubaneswar to Dubai has been fixed at Rs 10,000, the round trip will cost Rs 20,000, the chief minister said in the tweet.