The trail of ATR-72 aircraft has successfully landed on which Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed his joy. The trial took place at Rourkela Airport in Odisha. Taking to Twitter Scindia said, “Successful trial landing of ATR-72 aircraft at Rourkela Airport on Friday marks the beginning of a new chapter in regional aviation.” Meanwhile, ahead of the Hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar on 7 January the commencement of operations from Rourkela airport will start. “It was a historical day against the backdrop of the commencement of operations likely to take place from 7 January at Rourkela airport ahead of the Hockey World cup to be held in Bhubaneswar,” Scindia tweeted. The Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 will take place from 13 to 29 January 2023 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar and the Bisra Munda Stadium in Rourkela.