April 20th, 2022 6:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

UDAN Scheme Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

The UDAN (UdeDeshKaAamNagrik) scheme introduced by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration. Through UDAN, the MoCA aims to encourage trade and tourism from tier-2 and tier-3 cities of the country as well. It is a regional connectivity scheme that has boosted air travel in the nation. UDAN was launched back in 2016 and in such a short span has... Read More

April 4th, 2022 5:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Krishi Udan Scheme Helped Farmers Majorly in FY2021-22

Krishi Udan Scheme, an initiative launched on August 2020 focused on national and international routes to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products so that it improves their value realisation. Later in October 2021, Krishi Udan Scheme 2.0 was announced which enhanced the existing provisions and mainly focused on transporting perishable food products from the hilly areas, tribal areas, and north eastern states. Primarily the scheme was focusing on 25 airports... Read More

January 27th, 2022 5:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Aviation Ministry Focuses on UDAN Scheme in Republic Day Tableau

For Republic Day 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation showcased the growth of the Indian aviation industry as the tableau. The key focus was India’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN and the rich dividends it has been earning for the country. The aviation industry's tableau was in the shape of an aircraft with women pilots in front, depicting the women power in the country’s aviation industry. India ranks first in the... Read More

February 8th, 2021 11:32 AM 0 COMMENTS

Bilaspur Airport to See Domestic Flights from March 1, 2021 Under UDAN: Report

While addressing a press conference at the Kushabhau Thakre Parisar, BJP’s state office in Chattisgarh, Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed that Bilaspur airport would get to see domestic flights from March 1, 2021. These flights will be conducted under the regional connectivity scheme, ‘UDAN’ of the government. It is worth noting that Bilaspur airport got upgraded from the ‘2C’ category to the ‘3C’ category just a few days back. The ‘3C’... Read More

October 23rd, 2020 2:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Planning to Build 100 New Airports and Other Facilities Under UDAN by 2024

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to build 100 new aviation facilities under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) by 2024. For the unaware, UDAN is a scheme by the Indian government to develop and connect regional airports of the country. UDAN aims to make air travel affordable for every citizen of India. As per a PTI report, in its effort to boost the UDAN initiative, AAI is going... Read More

October 9th, 2020 4:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Two New Airlines Get Permission to Fly Under UDAN Scheme

The Director-General of DGCA, the civil aviation regulatory authority, has confirmed that two airlines have received green flags to fly under UDAN scheme, reports The Hindustan Times. According to the report, an official has said that two commuter airlines Big Charter and Aviation Connectivity are in the final certification stage. Once they complete the clearance process, they would fly under the Central Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). However, there is... Read More

July 17th, 2020 9:14 AM 0 COMMENTS

Eight New Routes Turn Operational Under UDAN

According to a statement released by the Civil Aviation Ministry, the government has made eight routes operational under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) since Friday. The new routes that became functional include to and fro service between Mysore-Hyderabad, Goa-Mysore, Cochin-Mysore, and Kolkata-Shillong. The activation of eight routes has made the total number of operational routes under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme to 194. A total of 705 routes have... Read More

July 16th, 2020 6:02 AM 0 COMMENTS

Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Additional Fund for UDAN Scheme: Report

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may increase the budget of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), the regional connectivity scheme in his second term, according to The Economic Times. The Civil Aviation Ministry has already contacted the Government with a proposal for additional funds, the report said. The additional fund will clear the deficits existing in executing the scheme. As per UDAN scheme, 688 routes are awarded so far. An Airports... Read More

July 16th, 2020 6:01 AM 0 COMMENTS

Pune Airport Blames Airlines for Not Starting UDAN Flights After Winning Bids: Report

Despite winning the bids for the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), the airlines are reluctant to start services from Pune airport, reports Times of India. SpiceJet, IndiGo, Alliance Air, Air Deccan, and Star Airlines had won the RCS bid for five destinations from Pune. Except for Alliance Air, none of them applied for slots at the airport for UDAN flights. There were empty slots at Pune airport, but none of the... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:49 AM 0 COMMENTS

Fourth Round Of Route Allocation Under UDAN Scheme Will Witness The Inclusion Of Northeastern States

Government is soon trying to reach the milestone of 1000 regional connectivity routes under ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ or UDAN scheme. In the upcoming months, Government will allot new routes under the programme, primarily to northeastern states, India’s islands or other hills. The government wants to ensure connectivity to such regions through air travel. Scaling up subsidized regional connectivity will boost the tourism of the country. Government has kept... Read More

July 20th, 2019 11:39 AM 0 COMMENTS

Ministry Adds 12 New Routes Under RCS UDAN Scheme

The total count of operational routes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) has become 186, with another 12 becoming functional. “12 routes under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN have recently become functional. This takes the total operational routes under UDAN to 186 (including eight Tourism RCS routes) of the total 706 sanctioned Routes,” a statement from Civil Aviation Ministry... Read More

July 16th, 2019 7:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

Alliance Air Announces Flights from Mysuru to Hyderabad, Kochi, Goa from July 19 Under UDAN Scheme

Alliance Air, a regional subsidiary of Air India has announced daily flights from Mandakalli airport in Mysuru to Hyderabad, Kochi and Goa starting from 19 July 2019. These flights are launched under the Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik). The passengers will now have the choice of travelling from Hyderabad to Mysuru and returning the same day with onward options of Kochi, Bengaluru and Goa from Mysuru.... Read More

July 2nd, 2019 6:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

UDAN International Scheme Commences With SpiceJet’s New Guwahati-Dhaka Service

SpiceJet has commenced service between Guwahati and Dhaka under the International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS) from 1 July 2019. The flight will depart Guwahati at 11.55 am, while it will leave Dhaka at 2.10 pm every day. The service between Guwahati-Dhaka is the first to fly under the UDAN International scheme. The promotional airfare for a one-way trip between Guwahati and Dhaka costs INR 3,355. The first flight between the... Read More

June 16th, 2022 11:25 AM 0 COMMENTS

Star Air Launches Bidar-Bengaluru Flight Operations

Star Air has launched a new regional destination, Bidar, from Bengaluru, in order to improve regional connectivity in Karnataka. The nonstop flight commenced operations on Wednesday and will be the airline's 18th destination. Star Air is happy to have the distinction of transporting customers to the 'City of Whispering Monuments,' despite the fact that there are only a few flights to the architectural and religious city of Bidar. Bidar has... Read More

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