For UDAN 3.0, the government received 111 proposals from 15 airlines including existing bidders such as Air India-subsidiary Alliance Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Turbo Megha Airways and new airlines such as Andaman Airways, Aarya Airlines among others.
In 2018, apart from a push to regional connectivity, the Indian aviation sector saw airlines bleeding financially on account of higher costs and an inability to increase fares in a highly competitive scenario.
This was informed in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, D S Dhesi here on Friday. By road, the distance from Hisar to New Delhi and Chandigarh is approximately 166 km and 248 km respectively.
Under the first round of UDAN, as many as 70 airports, including 31 unserved and 12 under-served ones, were to be connected. Five airlines, including Air Deccan and Air Odisha, won bids to operate UDAN flights on 128 routes