Saturday, January 05, 2019

Mysuru To Get 9 More Flights Under UDAN-3

Mysuru:  In a major boost for air connectivity from Mysuru, nine more flights will be introduced to major destinations that will add to the existing lone daily flight to Chennai. The flights will be operated under UDAN-3. UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik) is an ambitious project launched by Narendra Modi Government to enable the common man to fly.

Under UDAN-3, the third phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) that was launched in October-November last year, nine aviation companies have come forward to bid to operate services from Mysuru to different destinations. Highly placed sources told Star of Mysore that the flight schedule is likely to be announced on Jan. 7. In November last year, the Union government invited bids from interested operators for the third round of auctions for the UDAN scheme.

Even the ‘Notice of Commencement of 3rd Round of Bidding for Selection Process for Selected Airline Operator under RCS-UDAN Version 3.0’ says that the ‘date of declaration of Selected Airline Operator and issue of Letter of Intent’ is on Jan. 7.

Speaking to Star of Mysore this morning, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha said that under UDAN-1, he was successful in bringing the TruJet flight to Mysuru. “TruJet flight that began its daily operations on Sept. 20, 2017 has a 72-seat capacity and is running with 95 percent occupancy and for the operator Mysuru has turned out to be the best and profitable route. We could not introduce any new flights to Mysuru under UDAN-2,” he said. 
05/01/19 Star of Mysore