Bhubaneswar: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, is all set to commence daily direct flight operations from Kolkata to Jharsuguda and back from January 27.
This is an RCS route under the UDAN scheme of Government of India.
The airline will deploy its 70-seater ATR 72 600 aircraft on this sector.
Timings till January 30
Flight 9I745 will depart Kolkata at 11.45am and arrive in Jharsuguda at 13.15am
Flight 9I746 will depart Jharsuguda at 13.45am and arrive in Kolkata at 15.15am
The timings will be changed from January 31, sources said.
The all inclusive one-way fares starts at Rs 2,758.
The Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2018, is one of the busiest airports under the Centre’s flagship UDAN scheme. Jharsuguda airport now connects major destinations such as Delhi and Kolkata, besides Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and Raipur. The airport handled 1796 flights between April and October last year and registered 1,17,052 passenger movements. In October alone, it saw 306 flight movements, up from 10 during the same month in 2018 and handled 21,842 passengers.
Flight operations from Jharsuguda airport started on March 31 last year. While private carrier SpiceJet operated flight from Jharsuguda to cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata, regional operator Alliance Air till now ran flights to Raipur and Bhubaneswar.