Jharsuguda, June 5 (LocalWire): Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, commenced its commercial flight operations from Veer Surendra Sai Airport here to Bhubaneswar and Raipur from today.
The flights are being operated under the Centre’s ‘Udey desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, Director of the airport Sudesh Kumar Chauhan said.
The flights will be operating daily, he added.
The Alliance Air’s ATR 72 flight reached Veer Surendra Sai Airport at around 11:10 am with 72 passengers on board.
After a brief stopover of 25 minutes, the flight returned to Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar with 54 passengers.