Jharsuguda: Airline SpiceJet will commence its flight services at the Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Odisha’s Jharsuguda under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme from today.
SpiceJet will operate on three routes in both directions– Delhi to Jharsuguda, Kolkata to Jharsuguda and Hyderabad to Jharsuguda.
The flight will leave New Delhi at 1.15 PM and arrive at the Jharsuguda Airport at 3.10 PM everyday. Again, it will depart the Jharsuguda Airport at 3.40 PM the same day and reach New Delhi at 5.35 PM.
Similarly, the flight will depart Jharsuguda Airport at 4.10 PM and reach Hyderabad at 6 PM everyday. On its return journey, the flight will leave Hyderabad at 6.30 PM and arrive at the Jharsuguda Airport at 8.20 PM.
On Kolkata-Jharsuguda route, the flight will leave Kolkata at 2.25 PM and arrive at the Jharsuguda Airport at 3.50 PM, regularly. It will again depart Jharsuguda Airport at 8.40 PM and reach Kolkata at 10 PM.
The SpiceJet is offering the cheapest air fare at Rs 3399 between Jharsuguda and Delhi. Similarly, the prices for Jharsuguda-Hyderabad and Jharsuguda-Kolkata flights have been fixed at Rs 3701 and Rs 2560 respectively.
VSS Airport, state’s second airport after the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22, last year.
However, flight operation at the Jharsuguda airport was stopped around 15 days after its inauguration as Air Odisha airline suspended its flight services.