BHUBANESWAR: Air India is set to connect Bhubaneswar with Bangkok, the capital of Thailand with a direct flight from December 10 twice a week.The flight AI338, operated by a 162-seater Airbus 320 neo aircraft, will leave Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar at 3.45 pm and reach Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at 8.15 pm.
The flight AI339 will depart Bangkok at 5.40 am and reach Bhubaneswar at 7 am. It will fly off to Bengaluru as AI739 at 8.45 am and reach the garden city at 11 am. From Bengaluru, the flight AI738 will depart at 11.40 am and reach Bhubaneswar at 1.50 pm before flying to Bangkok as AI738 on Thursdays and Sundays.
The international flight service will fulfill a long-standing desire of people in Bhubaneswar having a rich history in socio-religious confluence of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain heritage. With the pilgrim city of Puri and Konark, it forms the Golden Triangle, one of Eastern India’s most visited tourist destinations.
As one of the country’s most important business, IT, educational and tourism destination, Bhubaneswar airport gets over 1.5 million travellers, connecting Puri, a popular tourist and religious destination. It is also well connected with major cities including Varanasi, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam with daily flights.
Air India operates three flights daily from Bhubanesar to Delhi and one flight each to Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. The new flight service will provide passengers a convenient air link from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok and other popular South East Asian destinations.The flight will cater to the passengers across segments - pilgrims, business fraternity, students and travellers from India to these international destinations.
Air India has been spreading its wings to expand domestic network in sync with its ‘Connect India’ mission. The premier airline has also been bringing more international destinations in the air map with non-stop, direct connectivity. Air India will also connect Chandigarh with Bangkok from December 11.