Apr 02, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Alliance Air, a unit of Air India, leads the charge of keeping previously underserved routes on the aviation map. IndiGo, SpiceJet and Truejet too will enjoy monopoly in some airports.
- Mar 23, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Mumbai, the busiest single-runway airport in the world, has run out of slots. An analysis of the latest data on the airlines that gained and lost most at the airport.
- Mar 10, 2021 04:29 PM IST
While many of the airports in smaller towns have reported passenger traffic higher than pre-COVID-19 levels, passenger loads on UDAN routes are at 80 percent. Now the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Usha Padhee said in an interview with Moneycontrol, will soon start a 'special round of bidding' for UDAN routes.
- Mar 05, 2021 11:12 AM IST
The aircraft maintenance-repair-overhaul (MRO) industry is labour-intensive and requires skilled technicians. Like Information Technology, where India has become the back-office of the world, certain tweaks in taxation could see aircraft fly to India for MRO visits.
- Feb 22, 2021 01:16 PM IST
While the government has limited the capacity of flights, the cap does not apply on routes that are operated under the RCS–UDAN scheme. Tier II and III cities are also more reliant on SMEs and MSMEs for economic activity and unlike the city-based services sector, WFH is not so prevalent in these segments
- Jan 30, 2021 05:04 PM IST
After connecting Pakyong with Delhi, the airline will now also connect Pakyong with Kolkata under the government's regional connectivity scheme- UDAN.
- Dec 17, 2020 05:13 PM IST
SpiceJet has introduced new flights connecting Kolkata with Port Blair and Goa, Ahmedabad with Gwalior, Hyderabad with Vishakhapatnam, and Chennai with Shirdi. Bookings for all new routes are open.
- Dec 08, 2020 12:22 PM IST
The regional connectivity scheme, which envisions connecting Bharat to India, has no doubt helped people travel. But as with many other government schemes, the last thrust to make it a total success is lacking
- Aug 31, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Varun Suhag's Air Taxi, which has won rights to operate on 11 routes under UDAN, has a fleet of piston engine-powered aircraft
- Aug 27, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Of the 78 routes awarded in this round of the regional connectivity scheme, about 40 are from the northeast region
- Apr 07, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Are bookings open? Will flights take off? What happens to refunds if flights don’t take off? India’s aviation authoriries are caught in a dilemma between protecting the interests of passengers and those of airlines.
- Feb 19, 2020 11:31 AM IST
The new flights, starting from March 29, include services to Patna from Amritsar, Varanasi and Guwahati. Besides, it will also launch flights on Hyderabad-Mangaluru, Bengaluru-Jabalpur and Mumbai-Aurangabad routes, all under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), for the first time on its network, the airline said in a release.
- Dec 02, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Under the scheme, financial incentives in terms of concessions from the Centre, state governments and airport operators are extended to selected airlines to encourage operations from unserved and undeserved airports, and keep airfares affordable.
- Mar 05, 2019 05:15 PM IST
In a statement, the airline said that it will start flights under the third phase of UDAN scheme where it bagged 22 proposals, highest among the 11 airlines that won rights to operate flights.
- Mar 04, 2019 10:05 PM IST
The Indian Air Force permitted the use of the airbase for civilian flights under regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik).
- Mar 01, 2019 09:51 PM IST
The regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying affordable.
- Mar 01, 2019 05:55 PM IST
While Gwalior is SpiceJet’s 52nd domestic destination, it is the airline’s 11th destination under UDAN.
- Feb 07, 2019 07:10 PM IST
Under regional connectivity scheme (UDAN), six water aerodrome sites have been awarded to start seaplane and helicopter services, Minister of State for Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
- Feb 04, 2019 04:01 PM IST
Centre, on January 25, released 235 routes that were awarded under third phase of the scheme. Certain routes, however, were yet to be finalised in consultation with state governments and were withheld by the government
- Jan 25, 2019 08:04 PM IST
While initially 15 airlines had shown interest to fly under UDAN 3, 11 airlines have managed to bag routes.
- Jan 25, 2019 06:02 PM IST
UDAN, acronym for Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik, is a regional connectivity scheme which nudged airlines to operate over routes that were either undeserved or not served at all.
- Jan 16, 2019 01:50 PM IST
AAI had cancelled licence of both these private airlines, established to provide regional connectivity, on 58 routes in November 2018.
- Jan 09, 2019 03:33 PM IST
It is becoming increasingly clear that only large and established airlines can take advantage of the scheme
- Jan 08, 2019 04:33 PM IST
Sector experts see the move as a “great step” to improve tourism in the region apart from Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Jan 08, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Assam, especially Guwahati, had requisite funds which made it eligible to take international flights, the official said