19 February 2019
Jharsuguda: A four-member team of Alliance Air visited Veer Surendra Sai Aiport today to conduct a check for security and other operationability factors at the airport. After the checks, they conveyed a tentative date of March 1 for starting of flight operations.
While officials of Alliance Air did not commit to anything on-camera, additional Aviation Project Director Karunakaran said, “The tentative date is March 1. Alliance Air will operate the ATR-72 flights from Kolkata to Jharsuguda. This will be big bonus to the people here.”
Odisha’s second airport, Veer Surendra Sai Airport, is also expected to have regular flight operations of SpiceJet from March 31 onwards. Officials of SpiceJet, a low cost carrier, have already visited the airport and are set to operate on three routes- Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad, stated reports.