One International Non-schedule charter flight of Air China (Boeing 737) landed at Bhubaneswar today at 1215 hrs. This flight was directly from Beijing, China, and is scheduled to leave for onward journey to Zanzibar (Africa), at 2300 hrs today.
Bhubaneswar Airport was awarded the international status in October, 2013 and since then many international non-scheduled charter flights have operated here.
Officers from Customs & Immigration department, in addition to AAI, were present to handle the international aircraft movement and all necessary preparations were closely monitored by the Airport Director, Bhubaneswar.
Sh. Sharad Kumar, Airport Director expressed his satisfaction with the entire operations and hoped to start schedule international operations from Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar very soon, since Airports Authority of India has already made elaborate arrangements by upgrading and re-furbishing the International Terminal, T2.