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Jharsuguda airport becomes second operational airport of Odisha

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted license to Jharsuguda airport to make it the second operational airport in Odisha after the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.

The existing airstrip at Jharsuguda was upgraded to an airport as part of necessary infrastructure requirement to begin scheduled operations. The long cherished dream of an airport in western Odisha is soon going to come true.

Jharsuguda airport is one of the five airports in Odisha chosen to provide regional flight connectivity under Centre’s flagship ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ (UDAN) scheme, which also includes Biju Patnaik International Airport.

Major Indian regional airline Air Odisha will launch its flight services to the newly licensed Jharsuguda airport under Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme from June 14.

We are planning to launch flight services in Jharsuguda from June 14. We will operate the 18-seater with pressurized and high speed and twin-engine aircraft. Jharsuguda will connect to Raipur and Ranchi also, said Operation Head of Air Odisha, Santosh Kumar Pani.

Sources said that the Air Odisha flight will board from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar at 5.50 am on June 14 and arrive at Jharsuguda airport at 6.40 am. While the air fare for the passengers from Bhubaneswar to Jharsuguda will be Rs 1,750, it will cost Rs 1,670 each to Raipur and Ranchi from Jharsuguda.

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