Air India set to launch direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Bangkok
Air India is set to connect the planned city of Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha with Bangkok, the capital of Thailand with a direct flight from 10th December 2017.
The flight AI338, operated by a 162-seater Airbus 320 neo aircraft, will leave the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar at 1545 hrs and reach the Suvarnabhumi airport at Bangkok at 2015 hrs (LT). Earlier, flight AI339 will depart Bangkok at 0540 hrs (LT) and reach Bhubaneswar at 0700 hrs. It will fly off to Bengaluru as AI739 at 0845 hrs and reach the garden city at 1100 hrs. From Bengaluru flight, AI738 will depart at 1140 hrs and reach Bhubaneswar at 1350 hrs before flying to Bangkok as AI738 on Thursdays and Sundays.
This fulfils a long-standing desire of the people in Bhubaneswar, a modern city with a history rich 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.
Bhubaneswar is one of India’s most important business, IT, educational and tourism destination. Bhubaneswar airport gets over 1.5 million travelers- connecting Puri- a popular tourist and religious destination, and is also well connected to major cities such as Varanasi, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata and Vishakapatnam with daily flights. Air India operates 3 flights daily from Bhubaneswar to Delhi and one flight each to Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. This will provide passengers with a convenient airlink from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok and further to other popular South East Asian destinations. This 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 its domestic network in sync with its Connect India mission. The airline has also been bringing more international destinations in the airmap with non-stop, direct connectivity. Air India will also connect Chandigarh with Bangkok from December 11, 2017.