The state government would soon invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from international air operators to run flights from the Bhubaneswar airport to South East Asian hubs such as Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
“To begin with, we are keen to have outbound flights from Bhubaneswar to the South East Asia countries.The objective of floating the EoI is to ascertain from the international carriers on the options they can offer for running international flights to and from the Bhubaneswar airport. The options can be on fare structure and frequency and timing of the proposed flights”, said a state official.
He said, a couple of carriers had evinced interest to operate international flights to and from Bhubaneswar but refused to divulge their names.
Global carriers like flydubai and Air Asia had submitted schedules to run commercial operations from Bhubaneswar. While flydubai will offer connectivity from Bhubaneswar to Dubai, Air Asia will run flights between Bhubaneswar and Kuala Lumpur.
Apart from flydubai and Air Asia, Air Arabia and SilkAir have also evinced interest to start commercial operations. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Womens JerseyShare This