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Air Odisha launches flights from Vizag to Jagdalpur via Raipur

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Scheduled Air Odisha today commenced services to from Andhra Pradesh with the launch of a flight to from Visakhapatnam through Raipur.

The services launched under the Udan regional connectivity scheme of the central government were inaugurated by through video conferencing, said in a release.

With now connected by air from capital city Raipur, the between the two cities now gets reduced to 40 minutes, against 15 hours by a train or six to seven hours by a road journey, the release added.

The airfare for a single-way journey has been kept at Rs 1,670, which is in line with the Rs 2,500 ticket price fixed for a one-hour journey under the Udan scheme, it said.

"We are happy to announce the launch of our new routes in connecting with The Udan is a flagship scheme initiated by to spur economic growth and make more affordable," said Shaishav Shah, managing director, Aviation, and executive director,

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 13:20 IST