Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Surat commenced today. Carrying 180 air passengers, the Air India flight took off at 8.40 am from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA).
The air carrier is scheduled to arrive at Surat at 10.40 am.
Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi was among the air passengers to have taken the first flight to Surat from Bhubaneswar.
As per the schedule, Air India will operate the services from BPIA to Surat twice a week i.e Monday and Thursday. The flight services from Surat to Bhubaneswar will be available at 8.30 am on Fridays and Sundays. The flight will reach Bhubaneswar at 10.30 am.