Airports and air connectivity in Orissa

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Bhubaneswar:  

  • Indian (schedule: daily flights to/from Kolkata [direct], Mumbai [Mumbai-Raipur-BBSR-Mumbai], Delhi [direct],  Delhi-Ranchi-BBSR-Delhi, Bangalore [via-Chennai], and Chennai [direct], plus twice a week direct flight to-from Bangalore)
  • Jet Lite (network, schedule: direct daily flights to/from Delhi, daily direct flights to/from Kolkata)   
  • Air Deccan (schedule: two daily direct flights between BBSR and Kolkata and  daily flights between BBSR and Delhi, BBSR and Mumbai, BBSR and Visakhapatnam, BBSR and Hyderabad, BBSR and Chennai and BBSR and Bangalore (via Chennai).  A flight between Ranchi and BBSR is also in the offing.)
  • Kingfisher (schedule: twice daily flights to Kolkata and daily flights to Hyderabad and Delhi [via Hyderabad])
  • Indigo (from Nov 17, 2007) (schedule: daily flights to Delhi and Hyderabad and  Bangalore via Hyderabad)
  • Wonder air chopper service (chopper flights from Bhubaneswar to Keonjhar and on to Barbil from Feb 9th 2007) 
  • Spicejet (coming soon)
  • Cities connected directly (non-stop or reachable with one-stop but without changing planes)
    • Delhi [4+2] (Indian: daily, Indian/Alliance Air: daily, Delhi-Ranchi-BBSR-Delhi, Jet lite: daily,  Kingfisher: daily via Hyderabad, Air Deccan: daily, Indigo: daily) 
    • Kolkata [5] (Indian: daily, Kingfisher: twice daily,  Air Deccan: twice daily, Jet Lite: daily)
    • Hyderabad [3] (Kingfisher: daily, Air Deccan: daily, Indigo: daily)
    • Bangalore [.3+3] (Indian: daily via Chennai, Indian: 2/week direct, Air Deccan: daily via Chennai, Indigo: daily via Hyderabad)
    • Mumbai [1+1] (Indian: daily, Mumbai-Raipur-BBSR-Mumbai; Air Deccan: daily)
    • Chennai [2] (Indian: daily, Air Deccan: daily)
    • Visakhapatnam [1] (Air Deccan: daily)
    • Ranchi [1,0] (Air Deccan : in cards, details awaited, Indian/Alliance Air: Delhi-Ranchi-BBSR-Delhi)
    • Raipur [1,0] (Mumbai-Raipur-BBSR-Mumbai)
    • Keonjhar, Orissa (wonder air, chopper service from Feb 9th 2007)
    • Barbil, Orissa (wonder air, chopper service from Feb 9th 2007)

 

  • More connectivity (planned connections):
  • New Indian budget airlines expected to launch during 2007: AirOne Feeder Airline (based in Bangalore); Magic Air; Indus Air; Easy Air; and Star Air. (more information
  • Connectivity wishlist (Oct 26, 2006)
    • BBSR-Rourkela
    • More BBSR-Bangalore (on the way to Goa)
    • BBSR-Pune (on the way to Mumbai)
    • BBSR-Jaipur (on the way to Delhi)
    • BBSR-Goa (with stop over in Bangalore)
    • BBSR-Varanasi  (on the way to Srinagar/Delhi/Chandigarh)
    • BBSR-Kochi (with stop over in Chennai)
    • BBSR-Guwahati (with stop over in Kolkata)
    • BBSR-Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur/Seoul  (Delhi/Mumbai-BBSR-Bangkok/KL/Seoul)
    • BBSR-London (Kolkata-BBSR-London)
  • Airport plans: [Oct22-05-priority-BBSR-Shillong-Dimapur-Nagpur]
  • Editor's comment, Sept 20'05: The private colleges in Orissa should get together with Infosys, Satyam etc. to establish free public wi-fi in Bhubaneswar airport and Bhubaneswar railway station. At this point, it might be a first for the country. It will distinguish Bhubaneswar, generate a lot of publicity, with software companies and airline companies taking notice of it.
  • Cities connected (direct or with a stopover), timings
  • Rourkela: There is an airport to which Indian Airlines used to fly. Service to it needs to be reintroduced as soon as possible. 
  • Plans to develop Jharsuguda airstrip to a full-fledged airport: [1]
  • Sites for flight news with respect to India: Aviation IndiaIndian A&D
  • A site for flight tickets: http://cleartrip.com