Aviation

6 Airports Will be Leased Out Through PPP

New Delhi: Centre has decided to lease out six airports for development, operation and management under Public Private Partnership (PPP). Today Union Cabinet has approved leasing out airports in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru. The increase in domestic and international air travel in India combined with congestion at most airports, and the strong traffic […]

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Naveen Writes to Modi on Renaming Jharsuguda Airport

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging to issue a notification naming the Jharsuguda Airport as ‘Veer Surendra Sai’ Airport. He also urged the prime minister to instruct Air India for an operation of flight from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi via Jharsuguda. “I would request that Union Government may immediately […]


Bhubaneswar-Guwahati Daily Direct Flight Starts Operation

Bhubaneswar: Direct air connectivity from northeast region to other parts of the country got a major push with three new destinations from yesterday. They are Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Pakyong in Sikkim and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Now travelers can enjoy direct flights from Guwahati to Bhubaneswar and other two destinations. Indigo’s flight (6E-726) leaves Bhubaneswar at 6.30am […]



Baijayant Panda Gets Clean Chit from DGCA

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given clean chit to Baijayant Panda dismissing the charges of dangerously flying chopper over Chilika Lake. DGCA wrote a letter to the director of Bhubaneswar airport regarding this. The letter said that there was no violation of rules and regulations by jay Panda. After conducting a detailed investigation into the incident, […]


Seaplane on Chilika: Police Seize Baijayant’s Copter

Bhubaneswar: Puri Police on Monday seized IMFA’s helicopter flown by former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda for allegedly violating flight rules and entering the no flying eco-sensitive zone of Chilika lagoon on September 15. However, Baijayant termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail his movement across the State. Panda took to […]


Bhubaneswar-Ahmedabad Direct Flight from September 2

Bhubaneswar: From September 2, 2018 one can fly directly from Odisha capital Bhubaneswar to Gujarat capital Ahmedabad. Low-cost airline IndiGo is all set to launch direct flight between Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport in Ahmedabad and Biju Patnaik International (BPI) airport in Bhubaneswar. The BPI authorities announced the direct flight service by IndiGo on Bhubaneswar and […]


No to Veer Surendra Sai Airport !

Bhubaneswar: Controversy erupted over renaming of Jharsuguda airport as the Union civil aviation ministry denied taking any concrete steps towards naming the Jharsuguda Airport after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai citing absence of a state Assembly resolution in this regard. Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha denied receiving any proposal in the form of […]



Air Odisha Starts Operation in Gujarat

By Odisha Story Bureau, Ahmedabad: PM Modi launched Ahmedabad-Diu flight  Adani Kin acquired 60% stake in Air Odisha The sole chartered airline of Odisha and one of the non scheduled airlines of India, Bhubaneswar based company Air Odisha started its operation in Gujarat. Currently it is being operated in 4 cities, i.e. Ahmedabad, Diu, Jamnagar and Mundra. On 24th February 2018, PM […]