COVID-19 lockdown: Airlines cancel flights to Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of a week long lockdown in five districts and eight towns of Odisha beginning 7 am tomorrow, some airlines operating their services to Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar have cancelled their flights.

Indigo airlines cancelled Delhi-Bhubaneswar-Delhi flight (2701/2256), 411/411 Bangalore-Bhubaneswar-Kolkata flight services from March 22 to March 28. The airlines also suspended flight services of 823/492 Bangalore-Bhubaneswar-Bangalore flight from March 22 to March 28. The airline’s 5035/5037 Delhi-Bhubaneswar-Delhi flight services have been cancelled from March 22 to March 28.

Also, 427/431 Bangalore-Bhubaneswar-Bangalore flight of Indigo has been cancelled during the same period.

Air Asia cancelled its Bhubaneswar-Hyderabad (I5-1568) flight for tomorrow. In a similar move, Vistara cancelled its Bhubaneswar Delhi (UK 786) for tomorrow.

The State government today announced a near-total lockdown in Khordha, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Angul districts and Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balasore, Jajpur road and Jajpur, Bhadrak towns from 7.00 am on March 22 till 9.00 pm on March 29 as a precautionary measure to tackle COVID-19 outbreak.

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