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Powerfly air charter to operate from 8 cities in India including Bhubaneswar

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Following is an excerpt from a report in expresstravelworld.

Deccan Charters and TajAir have recently joined hands to form a marketing alliance called Powerfly. The alliance includes Capt GR Gopinath’s Deccan Charters, IHCL owned charter services TajAir and Business Jets India (BJETS) and is poised to connect as many as 500 airports in India with the extensive charter services. Capt Gopinath, CMD of Deccan Charters, said, "The aim of setting up Powerfly is to tap the top of the travelling pyramid, providing seamless experience to international travellers. With Powerfly, we will be able to provide hassle free travel to any location in the country with complete end-to-end solutions." Powerfly services will be active from February 14, 2011 operating from eight cities – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and Jammu.

The Powerfly alliance fleet will have 16 Deccan Charter crafts, and four crafts each of TajAir and BJETS, bringing three Hawker 850XPs and the Cessna Citation CJ-2, along with the P180 Avanti and the Falcons. Deccan Charters will take over the maintenance and operations of the BJETS crafts. Deccan Charters will also be the exclusive marketing concessionaire for BJETS aircraft in India and will work on developing, expanding and consolidating the market across the country through Powerfly. The combined fleet will be available through various programmes including ad hoc charters and memberships, loyalty programmes that extend across all three brands and the various hotels of Taj, and membership options. "People can buy hours and utilise them according to their needs. We aim at tying up with major charter operators in Middle East, Europe and Singapore. We are also looking at fractional ownership in these international destinations and are currently in talks with the government to allow the same," added Capt Gopinath.

The web pages of the three participating companies mentioned above are:

Among these Deccan Charters shows a map of its major operations.

What the above map and the list of eight locations in the Powerfly list suggests is that Bhubaneswar is one of the eight places in the country where a lot of charter flying happens. This is partly because of the development and growth happening in Odisha and partly because of the lack of airports in Odisha with regularly scheduled commercial airlines. Considering that a lot of charter flying happens by business houses, this means Bhubaneswar and Odisha are among the top 7 (Jammu is more for tourists) places in the country with ties to top business houses. While most of them are eying our mineral resources, Odisha should make efforts to cajole them to put positive long term legacies (such as Vedanta University) in Odisha.

Deccan Aviation considering flights to Bhitarkanika

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Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

Air Deccan is going to offer special packages to the tourists to visit Bhitarkanika mangrove forest, the second largest mangrove forest of India. Apart from that they would get a chance to pay a visit to the beaches of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, the world’s largest rookery of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, the doorless village of Sialia under Rajkania, the magnificent Royal palace of Rajkanika, Hukitola island and nearby tourists spots, said managing director of Deccan Aviation Captain Gopinath on Saturday at Rajkanika.

Gopinath along with a senior official of Deccan Aviation PB Devaya, visited Bhitarkanika on a helicopter on Saturday. The helicopter landed on the ground of royal palace of Rajkanika. The scion of royal family of Rajkanika Shivendu Narayan Bhanjadeo accompanied the officials, who visited the water bodies and dense mangrove forests on a boat. Bhanjadeo said, "As the park is situated about 110 km from Bhubaneswar and the connecting road conditions from the capital city to Bhitarkanika are not so good for which tourists are not taking interest to visit the park."

"As no air communication facilities was available from Bhubaneswar to Bhitarkanika, a couple months ago, I urged the officials of Deccan Aviation to take initiatives to run flights to the national park to boost tourist inflow. After getting invitation, two senior officials visited Bhitarkanika to conduct a survey. Presently, the ground of the palace at Rajkanika will be used as a temporary airfield or helipad for the landing of helicopters and small planes", said Bhanjadeo.

Recently, the State Government formed a Bhitarkanika Eco-Tourism Society (BETS) to attract more tourists to Bhitarkanika, said Bhanjadeo, who is also a member of the society.

The forest officials have recently constructed a tower in Bhitarkanika for the tourists to watch the birds, spotted deer, wild boars, water monitors, crocodiles, snakes and other animals from the top.

Air Deccan schedule to/from Bhubaneswar

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The following is from

Bhubaneswar to

Flight No. Destination ATR / Airbus Departure Time Arrival
Days of Operation Validity of Schedule
From To
DN-765 Bangalore Airbus 21:50 23:40 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008
DN-677 Delhi Airbus 17:45 19:45 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008
DN-608 Hyderabad Airbus 10:50 12:15 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008
DN-641 Kolkata Airbus 8:05 8:45 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008
DN-642 Mumbai Airbus 10:25 12:25 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008


Bangalore to

DN-766 Bhuvaneshwar Airbus 19:30 21:20 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008


Delhi to

DN-608 Bhuvaneshwar Airbus 8:20 10:20 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008


Hyderabad to

DN-677 Bhuvaneshwar Airbus 15:50 17:15 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008


Kolkata to

DN-642 Bhuvaneshwar Airbus 9:15 9:55 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008


Mumbai to

DN-641 Bhuvaneshwar Airbus 5:35 7:35 Daily 28th Oct 2007 29th Mar 2008


Airports and air connectivity in Orissa

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As of today, Orissa has only one airport with commercial flights. That airport is in Bhubaneswar. Following is copied from my site “Orissalinks: Airports and air connectivity in Orissa.”


  • Indian (schedule: daily flights to/from Kolkata [direct], Mumbai [Mumbai-Raipur-BBSR-Mumbai], Delhi [direct], Delhi-Ranchi-BBSR-Delhi, Bangalore [via-Chennai], and Chennai [direct], plus twice a week direct flight to-from Bangalore)
  • Air Sahara (network, schedule: direct daily flights to/from Hyderabad, Kolkata and Delhi) – the Kolkata flight is no longer there in the current schedule,
  • Air Deccan (schedule: two daily direct flights between BBSR and Kolkata and daily flights between BBSR and Delhi, BBSR and Mumbai, BBSR and Visakhapatnam, BBSR and Hyderabad, BBSR and Chennai and BBSR and Bangalore (via Chennai). A flight between Ranchi and BBSR is also in the offing.)
  • Kingfisher (schedule: daily flights to Hyderabad and Delhi [via Hyderabad])
  • Wonder air chopper service (chopper flights from Bhubaneswar to Keonjhar and on to Barbil from Feb 9th 2007)
  • Spicejet (coming soon)
  • Indigo (coming soon)
  • Cities connected directly (non-stop or reachable with one-stop but without changing planes)

    • Delhi [3+2] (Indian: daily, Indian/Alliance Air: daily, Delhi-Ranchi-BBSR-Delhi, Air Sahara: daily, Kingfisher: daily via Hyderabad, Air Deccan: daily)
    • Kolkata [3] (Indian: daily, Air Sahara: no more, Air Deccan: twice daily)
    • Hyderabad [3] (Air Sahara: daily, Kingfisher: daily, Air Deccan: daily)
    • Mumbai [1+1] (Indian: daily, Mumbai-Raipur-BBSR-Mumbai; Air Deccan: daily)
    • Chennai [2] (Indian: daily, Air Deccan: daily)
    • Bangalore [.3+2] (Indian: daily via Chennai, Indian: 2/week direct, Air Deccan: daily via Chennai)
    • Visakhapatnam [1] (Air Deccan: daily)
    • Ranchi [1,0] (Air Deccan : in cards, details awaited, Indian/Alliance Air: Delhi-Ranchi-BBSR-Delhi)
    • Raipur [1,0] (Mumbai-Raipur-BBSR-Mumbai)
    • Keonjhar, Orissa (wonder air, chopper service from Feb 9th 2007)
    • Barbil, Orissa (wonder air, chopper service from Feb 9th 2007)

  • More connectivity (planned connections):
  • New Indian budget airlines expected to launch during 2007: AirOne Feeder Airline (based in Bangalore); Magic Air; Indus Air; Easy Air; and Star Air. (more information)
  • Connectivity wishlist (Oct 26, 2006)
    • BBSR-Rourkela
    • More BBSR-Bangalore (on the way to Goa)
    • BBSR-Pune (on the way to Mumbai)
    • BBSR-Jaipur (on the way to Delhi)
    • BBSR-Goa (with stop over in Bangalore)
    • BBSR-Varanasi (on the way to Srinagar/Delhi/Chandigarh)
    • BBSR-Kochi (with stop over in Chennai)
    • BBSR-Guwahati (with stop over in Kolkata)
    • BBSR-Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur/Seoul (Delhi/Mumbai-BBSR-Bangkok/KL/Seoul)
    • BBSR-London (Kolkata-BBSR-London)
  • Airport plans: [Oct22-05-priority-BBSR-Shillong-Dimapur-Nagpur]
  • Editor’s comment, Sept 20’05: The private colleges in Orissa should get together with Infosys, Satyam etc. to establish free public wi-fi in Bhubaneswar airport and Bhubaneswar railway station. At this point, it might be a first for the country. It will distinguish Bhubaneswar, generate a lot of publicity, with software companies and airline companies taking notice of it.
  • Cities connected (direct or with a stopover), timings
  • Rourkela: There is an airport to which Indian Airlines used to fly. Service to it needs to be reintroduced as soon as possible.
  • Plans to develop Jharsuguda airstrip to a full-fledged airport: [1]
  • Sites for flight news with respect to India: Aviation India; Indian A&D
  • A site for flight tickets: