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, state-wise. Whenever an airline launches a new route under UDAN or from/to a specific airport, chances are we may not fully be aware of the details. This story now acts as a reference whenever we come across a new route added under the UDAN scheme in the coming days.
Operational Airports in India:
Currently, there are 141 operational airports in India, which includes 131 airports, 2 Water Aerodromes (WA) and 8 Heliports (H).
Recent Route Launches to/from the RCS - UDAN Airports:
We are trying to cover them all so that every new route gets its due credit and recognition for the facilitators and participants.
Some of the recent developments include Alliance Air's newly acquired ATR 42 deployment on the Delhi Kullu via Chandigarh Route, Alliance Air's Chennai to Mysore direct flights, Air India's Direct flights from Kannur to Delhi, SpiceJet's Jharsuguda to Mumbai Direct flights, IndiGo's Delhi to Deoghar Non-Stop flights, SpiceJet's Hyderabad to Nashik, Jammu direct flights.
All these new route launches show things are actually happening. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the concerned teams behind the progress.
State-wise details of RCS Routes and Airports operationalized under UDAN:
|Sl.No||States||RCS/UDAN Routes||RCS/UDAN Airports|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Island (UT)|
|2||Andhra Pradesh||26||2||Kadapa, Kurnool|
|3||Arunachal Pradesh||4||2||Tezu, Passighat|
|4||Assam||30||4||Jorhat, Lilabari, Tezpur, Rupsi|
|8||Daman & Diu (UT)||2||1||Diu|
|11||Gujarat||53||8||Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Kandla, Keshod, Mundra, Porbandar, Statue of Unity (WA), Sabarmati River Front (WA)|
|13||Himachal Pradesh||20||4||Shimla, Kullu, Mandi (H), Rampur (H)|
|14||Jammu & Kashmir||4|
|16||Karnataka||90||6||Belgaum, Hubli, Mysore, Vidyanagar, Kalaburgi, Bidar|
|21||Maharashtra||65||6||Gondia, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nanded, Nasik, Sindhudurg|
|28||Punjab||20||4||Adampur, Ludhiana, Bhatinda, Pathankot|
|29||Rajasthan||38||3||Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Kishangarh|
|34||Uttar Pradesh||63||6||Agra, Kanpur, Hindon, Bareilly, Kushinagar, Prayagraj|
|35||Uttarakhand||24||8||Pantnagar, Pithoragarh, Sahastradhara (H), Chinyalisaur (H), New Tehri (H), Gaucher (H), Srinagar (H), Haldwani (H)|
Next time, when we cover a piece of news about a new route launch, this story helps to give a clear picture of the RCS/UDAN Routes/Airports in the discussion for all those Aviation enthusiasts.