Air India would start its flights from Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) to Bangkok from December 10, airport sources said.
As per the schedule, the service would be available twice a week, Thursdays and Sundays. The flights would leave for Bangkok from at 3.45 pm on the scheduled days, the sources added.
On the other hand, uncertainty still shrouds launching of international flights by the low-cost airline AirAsia to Bangkok from Bhubaneswar as the Government has rejected the proposal.
Although the State Culture & Tourism department had approved the AirAsia’s proposal for launching its service to Bangkok, the Finance Department has turned down the proposal.
Sources said the Air India’s proposal to launch international flights to Bangkok from Gaya via Bhubaneswar posed as the biggest hindrance to clear proposal made by the AirAsia.
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