UDAN: Under latest scheme, 73 proposals awarded to 11 airlines to connect 39 airports

There were 111 bids from 15 airlines for the third version of UDAN, there were 107 unique bids, indicating lack of competition on most routes.

Will UDAN finally help bring Hampi on the world tourist highway?

Ranked No. 2 in The New York Times list of ‘52 Places to Go in 2019’, Hampi has always been a difficult destination.


Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars

The Civil Aviation Ministry has been focusing on expanding UDAN to boost India’s tourism sector by connecting popular tourist spots by flights, for which it is working with the tourism ministry.

Financial concerns keep airlines from competing hard for UDAN routes

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.

Airport constraints, high demand may cause airfares to rise in 2019

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.

Hisar to Chandigarh, Delhi flight service to take off on August 15

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.


AAI asks Air Deccan, Air Odisha to start UDAN flights soon

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

Tamil Nadu: First service under UDAN scheme takes off

The flight, with a seating capacity of 72, will leave Salem at 11 AM and reach Chennai at 11.50 AM. From Chennai, it departs at 9.50 AM to reach Salem at 10.40 AM. The tickets are priced at Rs 1,499

UDAN 2.0 to focus on overseas flights

The government is looking at some changes to be made in the way airports are bid out.

Himachal: Fly in chopper to 6 chosen places for Rs 2,480

Meanwhile, three Cabinet ministers — Suresh Bhardwaj, Govind Thakur and Vipin Parmar — thanked the Prime Minister for the “gift of UDAN to the people of Himachal.”