CM writes to Centre, seeks direct flight between Bhubaneswar-Dubai

13/07/2019 at 1:49 PM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for introduction of direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai.

Patnaik wrote, “In the absence of direct flight from the State to other international destinations like Dubai and Middle East countries, the passengers face immense difficulty to go to the desired destination,” said Patnaik.

“Due to increase in the industrial investments and tourist footfalls has attracted various international airlines, who have been evinced interest to start their international flight operations from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar to Dubai, but the restriction on landing rights has been deternent for such operations by international airlines,” said Patnaik.

“In view of the above, I would request you to impress upon Air India or any other Airlines to introduce direct international flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai to meet the growing demand of people of Odisha for international travel,” requested the CM.

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