Thursday, September 21, 2017

More airlines to participate in second round of regional connectivity scheme: Jayant Sinha

Chennai: Regular airlines like IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet will aggressively participate in the second round of regional connectivity scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), under which fares are capped at ?2,500 for one-hour flights, according to Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.

“The scheme has been so successful that IndiGo, which did not participate in round one of UDAN, is determined to participate in round two. It had placed an order for 50 ATRs for ?10,000 crore to participate in second round,” he told newspersons at the Chennai airport.

SpiceJet has placed an order for 50 Q400 from Bombardier to participate more aggressively in round two. Jet Airways has also said that it would participate in the second round, he said.
SpiceJet has placed an order for 50 Q400 from Bombardier to participate more aggressively in round two. Jet Airways has also said that it would participate in the second round, he said.
India has around 400 airstrips, and after the first round of UDAN only 100 are to be operational. “We have a long way to go to connect the remaining 300 airstrips. In the second round, the Ministry has taken special consideration for priority areas, including the North-East and island regions like Andamans & Nicobar, and Lakshadweep to provide special concessions to operate helicopters and smaller aircraft, he said.
20/09/17 Business Line

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