Govt gets 45 proposals for its Rs 2,500 flight scheme; first flight likely in March

The first flight is likely to take off in March under the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme, which has received as many as 45 initial proposals from 11 bidders.

The scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik), which seeks to boost regional air connectivity, provides for various incentives to airlines with fares for one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500.

An official release today said Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received 45 initial proposals from 11 bidders covering more than 200 regional connectivity scheme (RCS) routes.

“These initial proposals cover as many as 65 airports, of which there are 52 unserved and 13 underserved airports as per the provisions of the scheme,” the release said. Read More…

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