Monday, September 04, 2017

Haryana govt offers incentives under the UDAN scheme

Chandigarh: With the aim to develop Hisar airport into an integrated aviation hub, the Haryana government will give incentives to airlines under the UDAN- regional connectivity scheme for starting operations here.
The government would provide Viability Gap Funding (VGF) on balance 50 per cent seats in addition to the VGF being given by the Centre on RCS seats on assumption of nine seats on 18 to 20 seater aircraft with three departures in a week, an official release said here.
Similarly, class-II and above employees of the state government would be allowed to avail the RCS flights originating from Haryana for officials purposes and LTC.
"The parking and landing charges would be rationalised on the pattern of Airports Authority of India with the mutual discussions between interested parties and the state government," it said.
The state government had recently decided to provide additional incentives to airlines over and above the commitments made in the UDAN MoU signed with Ministry of Civil Aviation for starting regional connectivity scheme (RCS) flights, the release further said.
04/09/17 Times of India