New Delhi, May 4: State-owned Air India on Saturday operated an additional flight to evacuate passengers at the Bhubaneswar airport stranded due to cyclone Fani.
The flight took off to Bhubaneswar from Delhi at 1500 hrs and would return to the national capital by 1745 hrs.
"Air India has announced Additional flight for Passengers stranded due to #CycloneStormFANI . Today Delhi-Bhubaneswar at 1500hrs and Bhubaneswar-Delhi at 1745hrs. Passengers holding valid Air India tickets may please reach the Airport," the carrier said in a tweet.
The airline would also ship relief material to cyclone-affected Odisha free of cost to stand by residents affected by the cyclone.
Meanwhile, private airline IndiGo resumed its operations to and from Bhubaneswar and Kolkata airports.
The airline resumed operations to and from Kolkata airport at 1530 hrs today while operations to and from Bhubaneswar would commence at 1720 hrs.
'We will continue to review the situation and provide real time updates on our social platforms.
'We request passengers to check the flight status before leaving home and reach out to our customer care numbers (9910383838 / 01246173838) for queries,' the airline said in a statement here.
Earlier, all airlines, including IndiGo, had cancelled all its flights to and from Bhubaneswar and Kolkata due to cyclone Fani. (UNI)