Regional connectivity scheme

AAI invites bids for 4th round of regional connectivity UDAN scheme

The AAI will give priority to air connectivity to North Eastern Region, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh among others.

Dec 03, 2019, 17:54 PM IST

12 routes under UDAN scheme became functional recently, Durgapur airport latest entrant

The 12 routes with daily flight operations that commenced are:  Kolkata – Allahabad, Allahabad- Kolkata, Allahabad-Raipur, Raipur-Allahabad , Gwalior- Bangalore, Bangalore-Gwalior, Kolkata-Gwalior, Gwalior- Kolkata, Mumbai– Belgaum, Belgaum-Mumbai, Mumbai- Durgapur and Durgapur-Mumbai.

Jul 19, 2019, 12:21 PM IST

Jet Airways connects Nashik with New Delhi under RCS

One-way economy fare on the route under the RCS starts at Rs 2,980.

Jun 15, 2018, 18:07 PM IST

Jet Airways offers fares starting Rs 967 for Udan flights

Jet Airways had bagged four routes in the second round of bidding in January, in which a total of 325 routes were awarded to various operators.

May 15, 2018, 16:47 PM IST

Jet Airways to launch services under 'Udan' from June

Starting from June 14, Jet Airways will fly services three times a week on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna sector with an ATR aircraft.

May 15, 2018, 13:47 PM IST

SpiceJet to start Delhi-Jaisalmer flights from October

Jaisalmer would be the airline's 45th domestic destination.

Oct 06, 2017, 17:32 PM IST

Regional Connectivity Scheme-UDAN traffic to be 4 lakh-plus passengers during FY18: ICRA

Ratings agency ICRA on Wednesday estimated that passenger traffic generated from the central government`s ambitious regional air connectivity scheme UDAN would be around 4.43 lakh passengers only during FY2018.

Jun 21, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

UDAN scheme to create 100 airports over the next 2-3 years: Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said that central government`s regional air connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- which was launched on April 27 is slated to create additional 100 airports over the next 2-3 years.

Apr 29, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Bidding for next round of UDAN flights within 3 months: Govt

Bidding for the second round of the regional connectivity scheme or UDAN, which seeks to make flying affordable on short domestic routes, is likely to conclude within the next three months, the government said today.

Apr 28, 2017, 22:16 PM IST

PM Modi flags off Rs 2,500 UDAN flight scheme: All you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first UDAN flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) on Shimla-Delhi route.

Apr 27, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Aam aadmi's UDAN scheme: 5 airlines win bids to fly 128 routes; fares capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flight

Five airlines including an Air India subsidiary and Spicejet on Thursday won bids to operate on 128 routes connecting 70 airports of which 31 are unserved under the regional connectivity scheme where fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.


Mar 30, 2017, 19:18 PM IST

Udan rolled out! Govt awards 128 air routes under regional connectivity scheme

Five airlines will operate on 128 routes under the regional connectivity scheme wherein fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.

Mar 30, 2017, 17:15 PM IST

Air travel from Delhi to remote areas set to get cheaper

Air travel from Delhi to remote areas will be cheaper with the AAP government on Wednesday announcing slashing of VAT on Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) from existing 25 percent to one percent to compliment the Centre's regional connectivity scheme (RCS).

Mar 08, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Get set to fly at subsidised air fares to small cities soon

Airports in smaller cities are likely to run operational soon as government has received 45 proposals from 11 bidders to initiate aviation services from around 190 airports on the regional route map.

Jan 20, 2017, 16:00 PM IST

Government gets 20 registrations for regional air connectivity

Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey said the government has so far received 20 registrations from air operator permit holders to participate in the upcoming reverse bidding round for allocation of RCS routes.

Nov 18, 2016, 18:07 PM IST

Government's Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik scheme flying high

With the domestic aviation sector on the "upswing", the government today said the regional connectivity scheme has got off to a very strong start and the bidding under UDAN has already seen as many as 20 registrations from operators.

Nov 18, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

Regional Connectivity scheme will turn India into third largest aviation market: PM Modi

Accusing previous governments of having "no vision" for aviation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, said his government is working in a "mission mode" for expansion of the sector and has put in place the country's first integrated policy to tap the potential of small cities.

Oct 23, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

Highways Ministry proposes doubling up 22 pan India highway stretches as airstrips

Road Transport and Highways Ministry is working on a proposal with Ministry of Defence to construct runways on highway stretches and 22 such spots have been identified across the country.

Oct 16, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2016, 11:53 AM IST

Draft aviation policy fails to address structural woes: Ind-Ra

 The draft civil aviation policy seeks to provide significant impetus for regional connectivity but fails to address structural issues, including taxation of air turbine fuel, rating agency Ind-Ra said in a report today.

Nov 23, 2015, 21:07 PM IST