Udan Yojana-Regional Air Connectivity Scheme
Udan Yojana – Regional Air Connectivity Scheme
The Indian Government has launched a new scheme called Udan Yojana(Udey Deshka Aam Nagrik) on October 2016 where the main objective is to provide air tickets at a cheaper price. Udan yojana focuses on making flying affordable for the people who want to travel to and from the Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of the country. By reviving the many airports in Tier 2 and Tier 3 which remain empty, the Government hopes to boost the air travel sector of the country.
Features of Udan Yojana
Under the Udan Yojana scheme, airfare between Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities will be capped at Rs.2500. Flying distance covered by flights operating under the Udan Yojana scheme will be around 500 kilometres. Hence, the air fare will be around Rs.5 per kilometres.
In a flight, around 50% of the total seats must be reserved for the Udan Yojana scheme at the prescribed fares. Further, an airline operating under this scheme must operate atleast 3 flights and there should be a minimum of 7 departures in a week.
Airlines Operating UDAN Flights
Presently, the following airlines are operating UDAN flights.
- Spice Jet
- Air Odisha.
- Airline Allied Services (Alliance Air).
- Air Deccan.
- Turbo Megha Airways.
Booking Udan Flight Ticket
Anyone can avail the benefits of the Udan Yojana scheme and purchase low airfare tickets. However, UDAN flight tickets are subject to availability of the tickets under the capped fare.
- Tickets under the UDAN scheme can be booked online from the above-mentioned airline’s websites.
- UDAN tickets can also be purchased from websites like MakeMyTrip and Yatra.
Routes under Udan Scheme