Thursday, March 30, 2017

43 airports in regional air connectivity scheme

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Civil Aviation Minister has said 43 airports are likely to get flights under regional air connectivity scheme of Government. Besides 13 airports in tier ii and tiers iii cities which did not have many flights in a week will see more flights.

Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, has said that five regional airlines have been selected. He says the total viability gap fund which government estimates it will have to pay is to tune of Rs. 205 crore for RCS.

Air Deccan, Air Odisha, Alliance Air, SpiceJet and Turbo Megha have emerged winners in the first round of bidding under RCS.

The Centre is waiting for the Tamil Nadu government to sign MoU for RCS flights to start between Salem and Chennai, the Civil Aviation Secretary, RN Choubey, said today. He said informally the State Goverment says it is open for this flight but has not formally signed the MoU to start operations.
30/03/17 Ashwini Phadnis/The Hindu Business Line