Bhubaneswar: IndiGo airline will operate direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Singapore and Bangkok from June 3, reports said.
The airline has provided the schedule to the Biju Patnaik International Airport here for two flights a week to each destination.
The state government has agreed to bear the costs of unsold tickets, with total ticket costs estimated to be around Rs 120 crore per year.
The international terminal building at the airport is currently undergoing renovation, with all necessary infrastructure in place. While the old conveyor belt will initially be used for luggage, a new one will replace it in due course. Immigration and customs facilities are already in place.
The direct flights are expected to greatly benefit Odisha’s tourism and create business opportunities, particularly in Southeast Asian countries.
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