The Bhubaneshwar / Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar (BBI) operates regular flights to major Indian cities and is linked to international destinations through a streamlined schedule of flights. Domestic flights to 6 Indian metros, both direct and routed, are run by most of the regular and low cost carriers.
The Bhubaneswar-Mumbai (BBI-MUM) sector handles as many as 31 flights a day, both direct and indirect, routed through Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad or Bangalore. IndiGo, Air Deccan, Indian and Kingfisher fly non-stop between Mumbai-Bhubaneswar, with a flying time of 2 hours.
Increasing demand from the Bhubaneswar-Delhi (BBI-DEL) sector has necessitated the need for 28 flights in and out of the Biju Patnaik airport. Kingfisher operates 9 flights into Bhubaneswar everyday while the rest are shared by JetLite, IndiGo, Kingfisher, Deccan, and Indian.
The Kolkata -Bhubaneswar (BBI-CCU) sector with 9 flights a day enjoys the shortest flying time of 40 minutes, and is supported by Indian, Kingfisher, IndiGo and Deccan.
Air Deccan and Kingfisher operate uninterrupted as well as hopping flights between Bhubaneswar and Bangalore (BBI-BLR) while Indian and IndiGo route their flights to Bhubaneswar via Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar (BBI-HYD) are serviced by direct flights from Air Deccan and Kingfisher. Hopping flights between the two cities through New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore are offered by Indian, JetLite and Kingfisher.
Chennai is connected to Bhubaneswar via the cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi by Kingfisher and Indian.
The Centre is planning to upgrade the Biju Patnaik airport to an international standard, and develop a new airport at Jharsuguda in Western Odisha (Orissa).