PM Modi, today launched UDAN Scheme which will make air travel to and from smaller towns affordable. UDAN is a short form for “Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik” which means “Common Man Flies“. The scheme was flagged off by PM Modi himself in Shimla.
He also flagged off first UDAN flight from Shimla to Delhi.
Looking forward to being in Shimla, where I will flag off the first UDAN flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme, on Shimla-Delhi sector.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2017
Cost of air travel under UDAN Scheme
Under UDAN scheme, cost of flight per seat will be capped to Rs 2500 for one hour flight. The approximate distance of such flights is estimated to be 500 kms.
“Airfare for a 1-hour journey of approx. 500 km on a fixed wing aircraft or for a 30-minute journey on a helicopter would be capped at Rs. 2,500,” the PMO said. “This with proportionate pricing for routes of different stage lengths and flight duration,” it said.
Flights chosen for UDAN Scheme
Following companies have been chosen for UDAN Scheme:
- Airline Allied Services (Alliance Air).
- Turbo Megha Airways.
- Air Deccan.
- Air Odisha.
Seating Capacity per flight as per UDAN Scheme
The seating capacity in each flight chosen for UDAN scheme will range between 19 to 78 and even 50% of the total seats. The price for each seat will be capped to Rs 2500 (per hour).
On which routes can be UDAN scheme availed?
UDAN scheme will connect 22 states and two Union Territories. Here are some routes on which flights under UDAN scheme shall fly:
So, if air fares were stopping you to fly to your dream destination, this is the right chance to fly. Make a new UDAN today!