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128 Air Routes Allotted to 5 Airlines Company under Regional Connectivity Scheme 'UDAN'

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Posted on: 31 Mar, 2017 Tags   Udan Scheme Airport Airport Authority of India

IndiaNewsonWeb: 31 Mar, 2017, The ministry of aviation has announced on Thursday that the first regional flight will start from next month under the 'UDAN' scheme. Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey said that we hope that the first regional flight will start from next month.

The government has allowed five airline companies to operate flights on 128 routes under the regional connectivity plan 'UDAN'. In this plan, the maximum fare for an hour flight will be Rs 2,500.

Under the UDAN plan, 45 air-conditioned or fully-used airports will be added. This will make the airline more affordable for ordinary people. Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey today announced the winners and routes in the bid. He said that 128 air routes has been allocated to five aviation companies.

These aviation companies are Air India's subsidiary airline Allied Services, SpiceJet, Air Deccan, Air Odisha and Turbo Megha. These aviation companies will use 19 to 78 seats on these routes. The airports that will be added through the flight include Bathinda, Puducherry and Shimla.

Choubey said that the maximum rental limit for the 50 per cent seats in each flight will be reserved for Rs 2,500 per seat (one hour). Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that under this scheme many benefits will be given. For instance, any kind of airport charges will not be charged and these routes will be permitted for operating these companies for three years.
 

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