First Bhubaneswar-Surat direct AI flight takes off
Bhubaneswar: The long-standing demand of the people of Odisha has been fulfilled as Air India started its maiden and direct flight from Bhubaneswar to Surat on Monday.
Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi was among the air passengers to have taken the first flight to Surat from Bhubaneswar.
The flight will operate between Bhubaneswar and Surat on Mondays and Thursdays and from Surat on Fridays and Sundays. It will leave Bhubaneswar at 8.40 am and from Surat at 8.30 am.
A large number of Odias have settled and are engaged in various trade and commercial activiies in Surat. Due to absence of any direct air connectivity, air commuters from Odisha were eagerly waiting for direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Surat to start.