Thursday, June 01, 2017

AI starts second flight under RCS

Mumbai: National carrier Air India (AI) on Wednesday started its second flight under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) on the Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai sector. Last month, Alliance Air operated the first flight service under the scheme between Shimla and New Delhi at subsidised airfares.

In a statement, Air India said the new service will be operated thrice a week using a 70-seater ATR 72-600 all-economy class aircraft. A spokesperson said the Delhi-Gwalior, Mumbai-Indore and Indore-Mumbai legs of the flight will not be covered under the RCS scheme, so the benefit of subsidised air tickets will not be extended for travel between these destinations on the route.

“The benefits of the scheme will apply for the Gwalior-Delhi leg with a fare of ₹1,830, Gwalior-Indore at ₹2,500 and Indore-Gwalior at ₹2,500,” the spokesperson said.
01/06/17 Aditya Anand/The Hindu