By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 11, 2018:
Weekly 6 days flight to Jharsuguda and Rourkela from June 14
Air Odisha is going to operate in Odisha from next month under UDAN scheme and to provide low-cost air services from Bhubaneswar to Rourkela and Jharsuguda. The company will operate in 8 routes in Odisha including two to neighboring states.
1-Monday, 2-Tuesday, 3-Wednesday, 4-Thursday, 5-Friday, 6-Saturday, 7-Sunday
The Centre has launched the ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme which is aimed at boosting regional connectivity with low-cost flights.
Meanwhile, Rourkela air strip has also been made ready for the UDAN operation and an MoU has been signed between Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and AAI regarding air strip management and operation.
As mentioned in Air Odisha website, flight number 6X-114 and 6X-124 will connect Bhubaneswar with Jharsuguda and Rourkela respectively. The Jharsuguda flight will leave Bhubaneswar at 5.50 am and reach there at 6.40 am. Similarly the 6X-124 flight will leave Bhubaneswar 4.15 pm and reach Rourkela at 5.15 pm. Jharsuguda will be further connected with Ranchi and Raipur.
All the flights will fly from Monday to Saturday, the website reads. According to sources, the average price of a ticket for these flights would be around Rs 2,500.