Starting March, people from Jharsuguda in Odisha can fly directly to many cities in the country as budget carrier SpiceJet will operate daily direct flights to the Veer Surendra Sai Airport in the city. The carrier will operate flights to various cities including Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
SpiceJet will start the daily flights under UDAN, the regional connectivity scheme, from March 31.
“The airline will launch daily direct flights on the Jharsuguda-Delhi-Jharsuguda, Jharsuguda-Hyderabad-Jharsuguda and Jharsuguda-Kolkata-Jharsuguda sectors,” the airline said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to SpiceJet, it is the first carrier to connect the unserved market of Jharsuguda with Delhi and Hyderabad.
“With the addition of these flights, SpiceJet will be operating 29 daily flights under UDAN.”
The Veer Surendra Sai Airport is Odisha’s second biggest and the only one to handle civil commercial operations after the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.