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Air India to start Bhubaneswar -Bangkok direct flight from Dec 10

By Hemant Pande

December 2017

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: The Air India will start its direct flights from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here to Bangkok, Thailand from December 10, informed an airport official here on Tuesday.

According to BPIA sources, the direct flight service of Air India will be available twice a week- Sunday and Thursday. The flights will leave for Bangkok from BPIA at 3.45 pm on the scheduled days.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also took Twitter route to share the news today.

“Bolstering #Odisha’s position as new gateway to the East, @airindiain announced direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok starting 10 Dec. Expansion of international air connectivity will give huge boost to tourism, trade & ties with South East Asian countries @odisha_tourism, ” the Office of the Chief Minister said in twitter.

State Odisha Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda has recently informed that Thai AirAsia is slated to start flights from Bhubaneswar in early next year.

Currently, Air Asia operates daily flights connecting Bhubaneswar with Kuala Lumpur.