Giving much needed fillip to the city airport's International aspirations, Malaysian low-cost airline Air Asia has evinced interest in starting four-days-a-week Bhubaneswar -Kuala Lumpur flights.
Air Asia representatives will meet the Biju Patnaik International Airport authorities to discuss the matter. We have been approaching different airlines for starting direct international flights from Bhubaneswar. we hoe a direct flight to the Malaysia capital will attract passengers as south east Asia is a hot favourite with tourists. We will take a final call on schedule and other details after the meeting with Air Asia representatives, Bhubaneswar airport director Sharad Kumar said.
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Airport sources said if things went according to plans, the flight may start from December.
In June, Air Asia had done a feasibility study in Bhubaneswar vis-a-vis their plan to start direct flights to Singapore, Thailand, Kambodia and Kuala Lumpur. Quoting the study report, Kumar said around 2,000 passengers from Odisha traveled to South-East Asian Countries every month. South-east Asia bound passengers now take International flights from either Kolkata or Delhi, he added.
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