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Terminal building of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport. Except Bengaluru-based Star Air that commenced its operations in January last year, no airline in service has dedicated UDAN operations.(Representational Image)

Regional connectivity: Two new airlines in final stages of certification by DGCA

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:50 AM IST
With the government putting a lot of focus on regional connectivity scheme (RCS) under its UDAN scheme, the two operators are also likely to fly on regional routes only
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On Monday, CM Baghel launched flight services from Maa Danteshwari airport in Jagdalpur under the Centre’s UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme. (Photo @bhupeshbaghel)
On Monday, CM Baghel launched flight services from Maa Danteshwari airport in Jagdalpur under the Centre’s UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme. (Photo @bhupeshbaghel)

Connect Bilaspur to Delhi-Mumbai-Kolkata air route: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Bilaspur is a major hub of trade and commerce in the northern region of Chhattisgarh and also connects the northern districts of the state, said CM Bhupesh Baghel in his letter to the civil aviation minister.
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Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that out of these 78 airports, 18 will connect cities to metros such as Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi.(Hindustan Times file photo)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that out of these 78 airports, 18 will connect cities to metros such as Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi.(Hindustan Times file photo)

78 new routes added to Udan Scheme. Here’s the full list

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 07:57 AM IST
In this stage, north east states, hilly areas and islands of India have been given priority. With this, the total number of routes under Udan has gone up to 766.
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The scheme is a key component of Centre’s National Civil Aviation Policy led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched in June 2016.(AFP)
The scheme is a key component of Centre’s National Civil Aviation Policy led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched in June 2016.(AFP)

Govt approves 78 new routes under Udan scheme; focus on North East, islands

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The Udan is a regional airport development scheme aimed at enhancing connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country and making air travel affordable.
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Besides, Uttar Pradesh there was a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, hill states, and islands. The awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government. (Photo Reuters)
Besides, Uttar Pradesh there was a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, hill states, and islands. The awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government. (Photo Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh gets 18 air routes under Centre’s UDAN scheme

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Kanpur has been the major beneficiary in the latest routes sanctioned.
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For UDAN 4.0, initial proposals can be submitted till January 1, 2020, and counter proposals till January 13. Image used for representational purpose only.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
For UDAN 4.0, initial proposals can be submitted till January 1, 2020, and counter proposals till January 13. Image used for representational purpose only.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir’s 11 airports up for bidding under UDAN 4.0

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2019 06:31 AM IST
The 11 airports in J&K are Akhnur, Chamb, Chushal, Fukche, Gurex, Jhangar, Miran Sahib, Panzgam, Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur.
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The government has promised to make air travel affordable for the common man and provide subsidy lowering tax rates, waiver of airport charges and other concessions to airlines for cheaper air tickets.(PTI File Photo)
The government has promised to make air travel affordable for the common man and provide subsidy lowering tax rates, waiver of airport charges and other concessions to airlines for cheaper air tickets.(PTI File Photo)

Modi 2.0 to raise UDAN budget for common man

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Modi to raise the budget for UDAN significantly for the next 10 years.
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Jayant Sinha is the BJP candidate from the Hazaribag Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)
Jayant Sinha is the BJP candidate from the Hazaribag Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: UDAN has been a unique and successful scheme for our country, says Jayant Sinha

By B Vijay Murty | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:54 PM IST
Reposing faith on his leadership and performance abilities, BJP has fielded Jayant Sinha from his home town of Hazaribag in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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Alliance Air is Air India’s subsidiary.
Alliance Air is Air India’s subsidiary.

UDAN: Alliance Air to handle operations at Chipi, Ratnagiri

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 12:49 AM IST
The 520-crore airport has received clearances from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and is expected to ferry tourists to Konkan and Goa
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Air Odisha received 34.6 complaints per 10,000 passengers flown, while Air Deccan registered 21.6 complaints per 10,000 passengers.(HT Photo/Representational Image)
Air Odisha received 34.6 complaints per 10,000 passengers flown, while Air Deccan registered 21.6 complaints per 10,000 passengers.(HT Photo/Representational Image)

UDAN scheme flight operators receive highest rate of flier complaints

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 11:48 AM IST
Aviation regulator’s report for May said Air Odisha, followed by Air Deccan, had the maximum number of complaints in the month.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesturing before boarding an aircraft flying to Qingdao in China to attend the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, in New Delhi.(AFP/ Handout photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesturing before boarding an aircraft flying to Qingdao in China to attend the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, in New Delhi.(AFP/ Handout photo)

PM Modi’s ambitious plan to get millions more Indians flying faces turbulence

By Sai Sachin Ravikumar and Aditi Shah | Reuters, Bengaluru/New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 01:07 PM IST
Udan programme aimed to boost economic growth by refurbishing idled colonial-era airstrips or building newer airports, and incentivising airlines to offer discounted fares to connect them with bigger cities.
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Across the country a number tourist regions have been identified for air connectivity and in Rajasthan-- Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Uttarlai (Barmer) and Kishangarh--were identified.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Across the country a number tourist regions have been identified for air connectivity and in Rajasthan-- Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Uttarlai (Barmer) and Kishangarh--were identified.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Flights from Ajmer’s Kishangarh by this week

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Barmer
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:00 PM IST
Under the new aviation policy of Centre, the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN, has been launched, where Rajasthan was the first state to sign a memorandum of understanding.
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The private airline has released the time-table and the fare list of the destinations to be covered from Allahabad under the UDAN scheme.(HT File)
The private airline has released the time-table and the fare list of the destinations to be covered from Allahabad under the UDAN scheme.(HT File)

Air journey between Allahabad-Lucknow for just Rs 967

By Rajesh Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Allahabad, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Now enjoy air journey from Allahabad to Lucknow for just Rs 967 courtesy Jet Airways that has decided to start starting flights between the two cities under the regional connectivity scheme from June 14.
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