Bhubaneswar-Pune direct flight to boost tourism in state: Transport Minister

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Bhubaneswar: Minister for Planning and Coordination & Commerce and Transport Padmanabha Behera inaugurated direct Bhubaneswar-Pune direct flight service on Sunday.

The service is operated by Air Asia Ltd. Behera said the tourism sector of the state will get a boost with the introduction of direct air service between the two cities. The Minister said travellers between these two cities will be highly benefited due to the introduction of the flight service.

The Air Asia plane will leave Bhubaneswar at 1.50 to reach Pune at 3.55. The return flight will leave Pune at 4.35 to reach Bhubaneswar at 6.40 in the evening.

Air Asia sources said the flight will operate for six days except on Saturday.

The inauguration programme was attended by Principal Secretary, Commerce and Transport, Madhusudan Padhi, Air Asia(Limited)’s Commercial Chief Ankur Garg and Ground Operation Chief Salim Choudhury.

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