Bhubaneswar: Regular flight operations will resume at the Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda from March 21, informed airport director SK Chouhan today.
The SpiceJet will start the operations on three routes – Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad from the airport, said Chouhan after an eight-member team of SpiceJet authorities conducted an inspection of the security and infrastructure facilities at the airport.
The airport was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 22, last year.
Under the latest edition of regional connectivity scheme Udan-3, SpiceJet has won bids to Jharsuguda along with Alliance Air.
The flight operation at the Jharsuguda airport was stopped around 15 days after its inauguration as Air Odisha, who won bid under UDAN to the airport, suspended its flight services.
In November last year, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) cancelled the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) licence of low-cost carrier Air Odisha for seven airports for its irregular flight services.
The air carrier was operating flights from and to seven airports – Jharsuguda, Raipur, Raigarh, Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Jagdalpur and Visakhapatnam.