Biju Patnaik Airport (IATA: BBI, ICAO: VEBS), also known as Bhubaneswar
Airport, is situated in the city of Bhubaneswar, Orissa
. It is currently the only major airport in Orissa. It is named after the former Chief Minister of Orissa Biju Patnaik, who was also a famed aviator and freedom fighter.
The on-going developmental work at the Biju Patnaik airport in Bhubaneswar, which aims to upgrade the airport as an International airport, is likely to be completed by June, 2012. The project of new terminal is delayed by a year.It will become operational by August,2012.Developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) as part of the upgrade of 35 non-metro airports across the country, the new terminal, with its futuristic design, will have trusses making arches for the main lounge of the terminal building.
The expansion work, being implemented by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), envisages construction of new International terminal building complex with all modern amenities, which includes 3 aerobridges at a cost of Rs 150 crore.The new International terminal building will be of 18000 sq m. The entire structure will be according to green building concept.The energy efficiency monitoring of the new terminal will be computer controlled. There will be four lifts and escalators to help passengers of all age groups.
The new terminal will also have digitally controlled public address and car calling system and an additional space to park another 10 luxury coach buses and 400 taxis.A source, hopeful that the March deadline would be met by the construction wing of the AAI, said The Rs 150 crore-project will have space for all the stakeholders. For example, Air India and the Central Industrial Security Force will be allotted space that will be used according to their requirement, but within the guidelines of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India. The new terminal will provide facility to the domestic flights while the existing one may be used as an international flights.
Airlines and destinations
: Vishakapatnam, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata
Air India Regional
: Delhi, Port Blair
: Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vishakapatnam
: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai