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Int’l flight operated from city airport for second time

Bhubaneswar, December 4: For the second time in a span of eight months, a charter non-scheduled flight (Aircraft type-GLF4) of Canada carrying two passengers along with three crew members (all Canadian nationality) landed here at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on Thursday, said an official release.

The charter was originated from Toronto Airport of Canada and reached New Delhi on Tuesday and landed at the Bhubaneswar International Airport at 9.30 am and departed at 1.50 pm to Dubai through sector: New Delhi-Bhubaneswar-Dubai.

All facility was provided as per rule at the city airport.

The charter flight was operated by M/s Freedom Air Services with ground handling facility by IFOS.

It is pertinent to mention here that first International flight to the airport was operated on May 3 which was originated from Spain via Jaipur, Jaiselmer and Jodhpur and departed on May 6 to Osaka International Airport, Japan.

Though the airport got the international tag in October 2013, no international flight has taken off from the city airport yet despite various representations of the State Government. 

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