CM Naveen Patnaik flagged off the Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight service from Biju Patnaik International Airport on May 15. Odisha is the first state in the country to start direct flights abroad on its own initiative.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight ticket price
Chief Minister had launched ticket sales for the flight on Utkal Dibasa (April 1). Inaugural ticket prices were pegged at Rs 10,000 (one way) and Rs 20,000 for a round trip.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight time
The Dubai-Bhubaneswar flight will depart from the Dubai airport at 11.25 am and arrive here at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) at 5.20 pm. Then the flight will take off from Bhubaneswar Airport to Dubai at 6:30 PM and will reach Dubai Airport at 9:45 PM.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight schedule
IndiGo will operate the service thrice a week — Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On the first day, as many as 170 passengers, including 62 delegates from the state, took the maiden flight to Dubai. Prior to that, IndiGo Airlines’ Airbus-320 aircraft carrying 174 passengers reached here at 5.20 pm and left for Dubai at 6.30 pm.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai flight duration
The flight duration is approximately 5 hours, which makes it a comfortable and convenient option for travelers who want to reach their destination without any layovers or stops. The flight will become increasingly popular among travelers who are visiting Dubai for either business or leisure purposes.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai flight ticket rate
According to an official, the initial ticket price is Rs 10,000 per sector. The ticket price for the round trip is set at Rs 20,000 as an introductory offer. The first eight tickets were distributed by the CM to Mission Shakti women, athletes, tribal leaders, and artists. The ticket recipients included Sundargarh SDC Chairperson Binay Kumar Toppo, Keonjhar SDC Chairperson Laxmi Nayak, Koraput DLF President Jyotirekha Chetty, Sand Artist Sudarshan Patnaik, Footballer Anuradha Biswal, Shooter Shriyanka Sadangi, Balaram Rout from Jajpur Govt Polytechnic, and Himansu Sahoo from Rourkela Govt ITI.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight indigo
Within two weeks of the launch of direct flight to Dubai, international flight operations will commence to Singapore and Bangkok as well. IndiGo Airlines has recently won the bid to operate direct flights to these three important gateways.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight start date
IndiGo airline launched its direct flight service from Bhubaneswar to Dubai on May 15. As per the agreement, IndiGo Airlines will operate direct flights from Biju Patnaik International Airport thrice a week.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai flight distance
The distance from Bhubaneswar to Dubai is approximately 3160 kilometers. Thanking Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia for facilitating the services, CM said a large delegation from the state will travel on the first flight to Dubai.
Bhubaneswar to Dubai direct flight news
A total of 170 people including the aircraft crew travelled on this maiden flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai. Special arrangements were made to see off the travellers from Odisha. They were felicitated with Uttariya, Odisha Tourism kit bag, and offered sweets and flowers. Travellers who arrived via the first direct flight from Dubai to Bhubaneswar were accorded a warm welcome in the presence of Minister of State for Tourism Aswini Kumar Patra and Commerce and Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that this service will bring the opportunity to travel to the Gulf, Europe, and Western countries easily and at affordable prices to the people of Odisha. This will pave the way for the development of tourism in Odisha. It will also bring employment opportunities.
Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, known for its iconic skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls, and vibrant nightlife. The city is also a hub for business and commerce, making it a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers. With the direct flight from Bhubaneswar, travelers can now reach Dubai in just a matter of hours, making it easier and more convenient to explore the city and its many attractions.
In addition to its popularity as a tourist destination, Dubai is also home to several international events and exhibitions, including the Dubai International Film Festival, the Dubai World Cup, and the Dubai Shopping Festival. With direct flights, travelers from Bhubaneswar can now attend these events without any inconvenience, saving both time and money.
The direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai has also been a major boost for the local economy of Bhubaneswar. It has made it easier for business travelers to connect with their counterparts in Dubai and has opened up new opportunities for trade and investment between the two cities.
In December last year, the Odisha cabinet had given its approval to a plan to start direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Dubai, Singapore, and Bangkok. “Planes having 186 seats will be operated and the expenditure will be borne by the state government. The revenue generated from ticket sales will be retained by the state government,” Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra had then said.