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A half-hour flight, fare as low as Rs 1,770 likely to become a reality from August

The Aviation Ministry's Regional Connectivity Scheme literally aims to make hop-on and hop-off the airlines a reality! The government has taken steps for providing flight connectivity between cities within a distance of 200 km to 800 km.


A half-hour flight, fare as low as Rs 1,770 likely to become a reality from August

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Aviation Ministry's Regional Connectivity Scheme literally aims to make hop-on and hop-off the airlines a reality! The government is taking steps for providing flight connectivity between cities within a distance of 200 km to 800 km.

There are plans of bringing in around 410 airports within the ambit of the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The central and state governments will be working together towards reviving these airports. There are 31 airports which can allow flying without much additional cost. 

Initially, the government is planning revival of around 60 airports. The bids will be called in the coming days for deciding the operator. The plan is to implement the scheme by August 1.

Here is how you are going to benefit from the Regional Connectivity Scheme:

The Regional Connectivity Scheme puts a cap of Rs 1,770 to 4,070 for flight distance between 200 km to 800 km. 

Fare cap for a 30- minute ride would be Rs 2,500, which means the flight operator cannot charge more than Rs 25,00 for a flight duration of 30 minutes. 

Aviation Ministry's draft paper has clarified that a one hour trip not to exceed Rs 5000

The existing big carriers, charter operators, as well as new operators will be eligible to operate flights

 

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