(Thanks to Situn and Rourkelacity.com for the pointer.)

Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph.

Air taxi services between Rourkela and Calcutta will be launched from September 1. As a promotional fare, a one way trip per person (inclusive of all charges) would cost Rs 4,189 for Rourkela-Calcutta sector from September 1 till 11. Thereafter, the full fare of Rs 6,494 (inclusive of all charges) will be levied on the sector. The bookings on the Calcutta-Rourkela-Calcutta route is already on and available on the website www.dtdsindia.com.

We explored the DTDS webiste at http://www.dtdsindia.com/.  Following are some excerpts.


Between Kolkata airport and all the neighboring Steel City Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Burnpur, Durgapur (Panagarh), Rourkela airport at a fixed and convenient schedule.  …

As soon as you arrive at airport, our staff will greet you with your boarding ticket and escort you till the aircraft where you board and take off.

Following are the flight timings.

Flight Code Place of Departure/Dep.Time Place of Arrival/Arrival Time Duration Baggage Limit Total Trip Cost
FL004 Rourkela
15:30 hrs
Kolkata (SAIL)
17: 0 hrs
2Hr 30 min 10kg. Rs.4,189.00**
FL003 Kolkata
10:30 hrs
Rourkela (SAIL)
13: 0 hrs
2Hr 30 min 10kg. Rs.4,189.00**


Now the people of Rourkela need to patronize this flight so that other careers get interested in scheduling regular flights to Rourkela.