May 24th, 2023 12:53 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ministry of Civil Aviation Launches UDAN 5.1 to Enhance Connectivity Through Helicopters

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has introduced UDAN 5.1, an extension of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), to further improve connectivity to remote areas of India and achieve last-mile connectivity through helicopters. This marks the first time that a round of RCS-UDAN is dedicated specifically to helicopter routes. Also Read: Ministry of Civil Aviation Launches UDAN 5.0 to Enhance Regional Connectivity in India... Read More

April 22nd, 2023 10:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ministry of Civil Aviation Launches UDAN 5.0 to Enhance Regional Connectivity in India

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched the fifth round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) - Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), following the success of four previous rounds. The aim of the scheme is to improve connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country and achieve last mile connectivity. Also Read: 73 Airports Have Become Operational Under UDAN Till January 2023 The Minister of Civil Aviation... Read More

February 13th, 2023 5:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

73 Airports Have Become Operational Under UDAN Till January 2023

UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and "Regional Connectivity Scheme" (RCS) launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, on October 21, 2016. The scheme aims to make air travel more affordable and accessible to people in small towns and cities of India by developing regional airports and connecting them to major cities through affordable flights. Airports and Air Connectivity Enhanced Due to... Read More

February 9th, 2023 11:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Pawan Hans Commences Helicopter Services on Six Routes in Assam Under RCS UDAN

Pawan Hans, India's largest Helicopter operator, commenced services on six routes in the state of Assam on February 08, 2023, under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN. The new Helicopter services will provide connectivity on the Dibrugarh-Jorhat-Tezpur-Guwahati-Tezpur-Jorhat-Dibrugarh Network. Pawan Hans Helicopter Service Schedule The routes will be operated under the following schedule: Sl. No Sector Frequency Departure Arrival 1 Dibrugarh Jorhat MON, WED, FRI 0850 Hrs 0935 Hrs 2 Jorhat... Read More

October 29th, 2022 12:35 PM 0 COMMENTS

Rourkela Airport: SAIL and AAI Have Signed an Agreement to Facilitate Commercial Operations Under the RCS UDAN Scheme

Yesterday in New Delhi, the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) signed an Operation and Management (O & M) agreement to facilitate commercial operations from Rourkela, Odisha. SAIL and AAI Sign MOU SAIL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2018 to use its own airport for commercial flight operations under the RCS UDAN scheme. SAIL has now signed an O&M contract with... Read More

August 27th, 2022 7:53 AM 0 COMMENTS

Flybig Launches UDAN Special Fares at Rs 999

FlyBig, India's newest friendly regional Airline, which provides connectivity under RCS to some beautiful destinations, has launched a UDAN Special Sale on Friday. Passengers flying between Guwahati and Tezu, Rupsi, and Pasighat in September 2022 can enjoy the benefits of this offer. Read to know more. Flybig UDAN Special Fare Sale: Fly with Flybig between Guwahati and Tezu, Guwahati and Rupsi, Guwahati and Pasighat in September 2022 at Rs. 999... Read More

August 26th, 2022 6:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

Pawan Hans Launches Helicopter Services to Almora under RCS UDAN

[caption id="attachment_55838" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Source: pawanhans[/caption] Only Helicopters can serve certain terrains and regions, and this is where the Helicopter services of Pawan Hans come to the rescue. From connecting the unconnected areas to providing UDAN RCS services, Pawan Hans provides invaluable services using its mixed fleet of 7 types of Helicopters, having a seating capacity ranging from 5 to 26 passengers. The company has more than 40+ Helicopters and... Read More

August 19th, 2022 2:22 AM 0 COMMENTS

Airports and RCS Routes Operationalized under UDAN in India

UDAN turned five with many successful milestones, and on Wednesday, we discussed how UDAN helped the growth of Air Network expansion and Airports in the country. In our story about upcoming Greenfield airports, we have discussed the 21 Greenfield airports and India's air passenger traffic projections in detail. In this story, let us look into the details of number of RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) routes and Airports operationalised under UDAN,... Read More

August 17th, 2022 8:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

UDAN Scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation Completes 5 Years of Success

According to Government data, in 2014, there were 74 operational airports in India. Air connectivity was confined to metros or a few developed cities earlier. No doubt, the pandemic has slowed down the developments to some extent. But, if we observe, the scenario is different now as the air network and airports are expanding rapidly. Name a notable place, and you will have at least a regional airline catering to... Read More

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

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