Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday (April 1), on Utkal Diwas, launched ticket gross sales for the much-anticipated direct worldwide flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai went on sale, in response to a press launch issued by the Odisha authorities.
The primary worldwide flight from Bhubaneswar to Dubai will take off on Might 15 from Biju Patnaik Worldwide Airport.
“Connectivity is vital to growth, and it has been a spotlight space of our authorities,” stated the Odisha chief minister on the ticket gross sales launch at Naveen Niwas, as per the discharge.
Direct connectivity with Dubai, one of many world’s busiest aviation hubs, will present a direct hyperlink to the remainder of the world. “It won’t solely present seamless connectivity, however it’ll even have a big multiplier impact on funding in Odisha in sectors corresponding to IT, manufacturing, and tourism. That is New Odisha’s ambition, and I’m delighted to start ticket gross sales for the Dubai flight,” the CM stated.
The primary eight tickets had been distributed by the CM to Mission Shakti girls, athletes, tribal leaders, Expert Odisha college students, and artists.
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 Authorities Polytechnic, and Himansu Sahoo from Rourkela Authorities ITI are amongst them.
Whereas attending the Make in Odisha Conclave in Dubai, chief minister Naveen Patnaik assured the investor neighborhood and the Odia diaspora that direct flights from the Center East will start.
The CM had additionally given permission to completely fund the flight operations, the discharge stated.
As one of many world’s busiest journey hubs, the beginning of direct flight connectivity will open up new alternatives for funding, commerce, and tourism.
It is going to additionally present a handy possibility for leisure travellers from around the globe visiting Odisha, it stated.
Moreover, inside two weeks of the launch of direct flights to Dubai, worldwide flight operations to Singapore and Bangkok will start, realising Odisha’s imaginative and prescient of changing into the gateway to the East. Direct connectivity to aviation hubs corresponding to Dubai, Singapore, and Bangkok will considerably enhance connectivity, facilitating journey for investor communities, vacationers, and Odia folks working in these areas.
Indigo Airways was not too long ago awarded the contract to function direct flights to those three key gateways. Indigo Airways will function three direct flights per week from Biju Patnaik Worldwide Airport, the discharge stated citing the agreemenrt. The preliminary ticket costs can be Rs 10,000 for a single aspect journey and Rs 20,000 for a spherical journey. The subsidised tickets can be obtainable on a first-come, first-served foundation for every flight, it added additional.