Published on 24 April 2016 By Prameya News7 (author) - See more at:
Bhubaneswar: After successfully operating flights to Sambalpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda and Jeypore, State-based chartered private air carrier Air Odisha Aviation Pvt Ltd will start its operations to Kalahandi district starting May 1. On Saturday the private air service operator successfully conducted a trial run.
The nine-seater flight took off from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) with Junagarh MLA Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra and Air Odisha founder Santosh Pani on its board and landed at the Utkela air strip in Kalahandi district.
The flight started its operations from the city airport to four cities, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Jeypore on January 19.
The airline is getting subsidy from the state government on the basis of nautical miles it flies in a month. The price was fixed at Rs 222 per nautical miles with a cap on total subsidy of Rs 8 crore annually.
Sambad, April 24, 2016