Jeypore City in Koraput gets its own commercial Airport

Bhubaneswar, 31/10: Odisha  Chief Minister has always laid emphasis on transforming & developing each corner of Odisha. To enhance regional air connectivity within the State & beyond, State Government has developed the Jeypore Airstrip situated in Koraput District into a fully fledged commercial Airport under UDAN (Ude Desh ki Aam Naagrik) scheme with collaborated effort of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and Airports Authority of India. 

The UDAN scheme was introduced by Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India in consideration to the passenger traffic growth in regional areas and with an objective to provide affordable air connectivity and developing unserved/existing Airstrips into fully fledged commercial Airport. As per the obligations under this scheme, State Government will provide land, Security & Fire personnel, electricity & water charges, supervising manpower and VGF (viable gap funding), etc.

It’s a matter of great pleasure to inform that, Jeypore Airport has officially received its Aerodrome license for 2B category with day VFR operation from the O/o Director General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi on 20.10.2022 and it will be the 4th Airport in the State to get license after Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda and Rourkela Airport. Jeypore Airport is first State owned Airport to get licensed for commercial flight operation.

Initially, the Jeypore city will be connected by air to the Capital City Bhubaneswar and M/s India One Air has been selected to operate in the above route using a 9 seater scheduled airline on regular days, with an introductory airfare of Rs. 999/-. This will reduces the travel time between the State Capital and Jeypore town to 1.30 hrs.

An airport at Jeypore was a much-needed aspiration to accelerate economic activity in the region. The City has emerged as a trade centre of Southern Odisha having lots of manufacturing units. Besides it has very popular tourist spots & attractive places for visitors and various reputed institutions. There was a continuous demand for Airport at Jeypore and now, the air connectivity will fulfill all the dreams in every aspects.

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