Jharsuguda : In a major relief for the air travellers of western Odisha, Alliance Air (A wholly Subsidiary of Air India) is likely to starts its operation Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport, Jharsuguda from 1st of June.
The airline will connect two State capitals- Bhubaneswar and Raipur from the Veer Surendra Sai airport in Jharsuguda.
Jharsuguda VSS airport, Director, Sudesh Kumar Chauhan confirmed that, “The airlines company was awarded three routes- Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Kolkata under the Regional Connectivity (RCS) Udan scheme 3.0.Lots of government officials, employees and other corporate houses were eagerly waiting for the resumption of flights on these routes. The airlines company has set up necessary infrastructure and also started ticket bookings,” said Chauhan.
Chauhan further informed that Alliance Air shall operate ATR-72 type aircraft on these routes with a seating capacity for 72 passengers. The flight from Bhubaneswar will land at 10:10am and fly back after a brief stopover of 25 minutes to Bhubaneswar at 10:35am. Similarly, flight from Raipur will arrive Jharsuguda at 18:15pm and would again fly back to Raipur at 18:40pm. The flying time to both these capital cities i.e. Bhubaneswar and Raipur, from Jharsuguda will now take nearly an hour which otherwise takes nearly six to ten hours, if travelled by train.
Presently, Spicejet is the only airline company, which has been operating at Veer Surendra Sai Airport. The Airline has been successfully running with its direct flights for Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata