Bhubaneswar: The much awaited Air Odisha flight service from Bhubaneswar to Raipur began on Friday morning with its maiden flight flying from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here at 6.10 am. The flight landed at Raipur at 6.55 am.
The flight was flagged off by BPIA director Suresh Chandra Hota.
It took 45 minutes for the flight to reach Raipur. However, the timing of the scheduled flight will be revised from Saturday.
“From Saturday onwards, the flight will fly from BPIA at 6.10 am and reach Raipur at 7.40 am. The flight will leave Raipur at 12.15 pm and land in Bhubaneswar at 1.40 pm,” Hota added.
The flight service from Bhubaneswar to Raipur will be available for six days in a week, an Air Odisha official informed.
The flight can carry a maximum 18 passengers. The fare for each passenger from Bhubaneswar to Raipur is Rs 4500.