Thursday, December 01, 2022

UDAN 5.0: Small aircraft services from Gauchar, Chinyalisaur in Uttarakhand

Small aircraft services from Gauchar and Chinyalisaur in Uttarakhand will be included in the tender for UDAN 5.0 scheme, Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Nov 30.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Minister of Civil Aviation, stated that Pithoragarh would begin offering fixed-wing aircraft services in January of next year in a letter to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

With the addition of more than 50 additional locations near tourism hotspots, the UDAN 5.0 program’s fifth phase includes Gauchar and Chinyalisaur in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts, intends to transition from regional to rural air connectivity.

The Union minister stated in the letter that Fly Big Airline has already been requested to begin fixed-wing aircraft services out of Pithoragarh on January 31.

Regional carrier Fly Big is based in Indore. The airline’s primary goal since starting operations in December 2020 has been to link tier-2 cities in India. 

01/12/22 Sakshi Jain/100knots

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