Bhubaneswar: Direct flight service from Bhubaneswar to Varanasi from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) by Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air here commenced today.
The 9I 747 flight with 40 passengers took off at 11.50 am today and arrive at Varanasi 1.40 pm, said an airport official.On its return journey, the 9I 748 flight will depart from Varanasi at 2.30 pm and arrive at BPIA at 4.20 pm. After arriving at Bhubaneswar, the flight will again leave for Jharsuguda at 5.15 pm.
Airport Alliance Air has deployed 70-seater ATR 72 600 aircraft for this route.
“The daily direct flight between the two destinations will reduce travel time making it convenient for passengers. All inclusive the one way fare between Bhubaneshwar Varanasi and Vice Versa starts at Rs 3470,” said the official.
However, the Jharsuguda-Varanasi flight under UDAN-III scheme which was scheduled today has been cancelled due to delay in administrative procedure.