Rupani inaugurates Air Odisha maiden flight in Gujarat

ANI | Updated: Feb 17, 2018 18:34 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday launched the inaugural flight of Bhubaneswar-based airline Air Odisha in Ahmedabad.

The maiden flight which connects Mundra with Ahmedabad in Gujarat was launched under the Centre's Ude Desh ke Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme.

Interacting with media on the occasion, Rupani said that the project is the fulfilment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream.

"UDAN aims to provide air facility to the common man through regional connectivity," he said.

Air Odisha started its services as a non-scheduled operator in November 2012.

The airline was granted the flying permit by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to launch flights under UDAN earlier this month. (ANI)