1. Air India’s Alliance Air to launch flight on Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route under UDAN scheme

Air India’s Alliance Air to launch flight on Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route under UDAN scheme

Air India's regional branch, the Alliance Air is to launch a flight on the Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route, PTI reported.

By: | Published: May 31, 2017 12:32 AM
Air India, Alliance Air, UDAN scheme, Delhi Gwalior, Indore Mumbai, ATR 72-600 aircraft, central government, Narendra Modi This will be Alliance Air’s second venture under the central government’s UDAN scheme to provide flying facilities at affordable prices.(Reuters)

Air India’s regional branch, the Alliance Air is to launch a flight on the Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai route, PTI reported. This will be Alliance Air’s second venture under the central government’s UDAN scheme to provide flying facilities at affordable prices. This new airline is reported to be operating an ATR 72-600 aircraft, which is a 70-seater, all economy class plane, on the said route. According to PTI, the subsidised fare for the Gwalior -Delhi part of the flight’s journey has been set at Rs 1,830.

Whereas, for the Gwalior-Indore leg of the journey, the prices have been set at Rs 2,500.
The Indore-Gwalior leg journey has also been set at Rs 2,500, PTI reported, quoting Air India. The statement, however, informed that the Delhi-Gwalior, Mumbai-Indore and Indore-Mumbai would not be coming under the regional connectivity scheme of the government. It must be noted that the first flight under the scheme had taken off on April 27, 2017, and had flown to Shimla and New Delhi by the Alliance Air.

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The ‘Ude Desh ke Aam Nagrik’ scheme, better known as the UDAN scheme of the Narendra Modi-led central government, aims to connect 45 unserved and underserved airports across the country, with a single goal to make flying affordable for the common man by cutting down the fares to Rs 2,500 per seat/hour. According to the PTI, 5 airlines under this scheme have been awarded 128 routes in the month of March after a year of rigorous bidding.

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