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IndiGo to commence international operations Between Bhubaneswar – Dubai

New Delhi, India: IndiGo, India’s leading carrier has announced and opened booking for flights between Bhubaneswar and Dubai. The maiden international flight from Bhubaneswar will take off from Biju Patnaik International Airport on May 15, 2023. The airline is working in close collaboration with the Odisha government to commence international operations from Bhubaneswar, strengthening connectivity from the state.

International flight operations will also commence from Bhubaneswar to two more destinations – Singapore and Bangkok for which slots and other operational requirements are being finalized. Direct connectivity to aviation hubs like Dubai, Singapore, and Bangkok will help channel the huge potential for economic growth through enhanced accessibility. IndiGo recently won the bid to operate direct flights to these three important gateways. As per the agreement, IndiGo will operate direct flights from Biju Patnaik International Airport thrice a week. Inaugural ticket prices have been set to start at ₹10,000 per single side journey and ₹20,000 for a round trip on the Bhubaneshwar – Dubai route.

On the occasion Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head Global Sales, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of maiden international flights from Bhubaneswar, enhancing direct connectivity to key international destinations. IndiGo has been at the forefront of enhancing international connectivity at affordable fares. The new direct flights between Bhubaneswar-Dubai will reduce the need for travelers to connect to international destinations through metro cities only. This will not only enable faster connectivity, and enhanced accessibility but also encourage trade and tourism in the state. This partnership between the government and private enterprises is a great example as it will open up new opportunities for economic growth and create efficient ways for people to travel. We will continue to explore more flight options for our customers and stay true to our promise of a courteous, hassle-free, on-time, and affordable travel experience.”

Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha said, “Connectivity is key to development, and it has been a focus area of our government. Direct connectivity with Dubai which is one of the biggest aviation hubs will open up a direct gateway to the world. Not only it will provide seamless connectivity but also it will have a huge multiplier effect on investment in Odisha in sectors like IT, manufacturing, and tourism.”

Bhubaneswar, also known as “The Temple City of India”, draws pilgrims from all over the world. The city is a tourist hotspot and boasts beautiful temple architecture. There are numerous tourist attractions in the city, including the Lingaraj Temple, Iskcon Temple, Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajarani Temple, and Nandankanan Zoological Park. Bhubaneswar is also a major industrial city in Orissa, with a number of iron and steel manufacturing plants.

Flight Schedule:

Flight No.OriginDestinationFrequencyEffectiveDepartureArrival
6E 1487BhubaneswarDubaiMon, Wed, FriMay 15, 202318:3021:45
6E 1488DubaiBhubaneswarMon, Wed, FriMay 15, 202311:2517:20