Saturday, June 02, 2018

Jet Airways Offers New Routes Under UDAN Scheme

Jet Airways last month announced the launch of operations under the ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN) scheme. Country's second-largest private carrier had bagged four routes in the second round of bidding in January, in which a total of 325 routes were awarded to various operators. From June 14, Jet Airways will commence operations three times a week on Lucknow-Allahabad, Allahabad-Patna route and from June 15 on Delhi-Nashik route. The airline has announced fares starting as low as Rs. 967 on certain routes, under the scheme. 

With at least half of the seats in the UDAN flights are offered at subsidised rates, the participating carriers get a certain amount of viability gap funding (VGF) - an amount shared between the centre and the states concerned. To fund the scheme, the civil aviation ministry is collecting a levy of Rs. 5,000 per departure from airlines operating in major routes, including Mumbai and Delhi.
02/06/18 NDTV