Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Haryana announces incentives for airlines willing to operate from Hisar airport

Chandigarh: To develop Hisar airport into an integrated aviation hub in three phases, the Haryana government has announced additional incentives to airlines or operators under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN of the central government for starting these flights in the state.
While stating this on Monday, a spokesman of the civil aviation department said the government would provide Viability Gap Funding (VGF) on balance 50 per cent seats in addition to the VGF being provided by the Centre on RCS seats on assumption of nine seats on 18 to 20 seater aircraft with three departures in a week.
He said class-II and above state government employees would be allowed to avail the RCS flights originating from Haryana for officials purposes and the LTC. The parking and landing charges would be rationalized on the pattern of the Airports Authority of India with the mutual discussions between interested parties and the state government.
State government has recently decided to provide additional incentives to airlines over and above the commitments made in the UDAN MoU signed with the Union ministry of civil aviation for starting the RCS flights.
05/09/17 Times of India