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SpiceJet to launch 20 new flights on domestic routes from next month; airline's fleet strength under RCS scheme jumps to 52
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SpiceJet to launch 20 new flights on domestic routes from next month; airline's fleet strength under RCS scheme jumps to 52

SpiceJet said it will also enhance its operations with additional frequencies on the Mumbai-Bagdogra and Mumbai-Chennai routes with the addition of a second and fifth flight, respectively.

Alliance Air to connect Ahmedabad with Hyderabad via Nashik from 1 February; 70-seater ATR-72 to operate on new route
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Alliance Air to connect Ahmedabad with Hyderabad via Nashik from 1 February; 70-seater ATR-72 to operate on new route

The new service is part of the government's regional connectivity scheme Udan, under which the air fares are capped at Rs 2, 500 for an under one-hour flight, Alliance Air said.

Sikkim's Pakyong Airport welcomes first commercial flight in state with water cannon salute
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Sikkim's Pakyong Airport welcomes first commercial flight in state with water cannon salute

The Pakyong Airport was inaugrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 September. Modi had dedicated Sikkim's first airport to the nation.

Jet Airways offers fares starting at Rs 967 for Udan flights on Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna route
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Jet Airways offers fares starting at Rs 967 for Udan flights on Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna route

Jet Airways had bagged four routes in the second round of bidding in January in Udan scheme, in which a total of 325 routes were awarded to various operators

Centre identifies 24 airports, helipads to enhance air connectivity in Kashmir and North East India under Phase-II of UDAN
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Centre identifies 24 airports, helipads to enhance air connectivity in Kashmir and North East India under Phase-II of UDAN

Under Phase-II of RCS UDAN scheme, nine airports are going to be built in Arunachal Pradesh, five each in Assam and Manipur, two in Jammu and Kashmir, and, one each in Tripura, Meghalaya and Sikkim

SpiceJet set to launch flights under UDAN scheme next month
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SpiceJet set to launch flights under UDAN scheme next month

SpiceJet said it is the only airline which hasn't sought subsidy or viability gap funding under this scheme.

Centre likely to frame draft of revised rules for UDAN in two weeks
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Centre likely to frame draft of revised rules for UDAN in two weeks

The government is likely to complete in the next two weeks framing of the draft of revised rules for its scheme to promote low-cost air travel and put up for stakeholder consultations, as it prepares for the second round of bidding by airlines.

Narendra Modi to flag off first Udan flight today: All you need to know about the scheme
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Narendra Modi to flag off first Udan flight today: All you need to know about the scheme

Under the Udan scheme, five airlines will operate on 128 routes connecting 70 airports. On each flight, 50 percent of the seats would have a cap of Rs 2,500 per seat/hour

UDAN launch: India's low-cost flying scheme to take off after Narendra Modi sets the wheel rolling on Thursday
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UDAN launch: India's low-cost flying scheme to take off after Narendra Modi sets the wheel rolling on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the "UDAN" scheme which is aimed at boosting regional connectivity starting with low-cost flights on three routes Shimla-Delhi, Kadapa–Hyderabad and the Nanded-Hyderabad sectors

India's choked airports: Why the govt needs to speed up aviation infra development
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India's choked airports: Why the govt needs to speed up aviation infra development

The government should better wake up, lest airport capacity could become an unresolvable mess pretty soon if India's air traffic boom continues.

Maharashtra to be first state to begin Centre's regional connectivity scheme
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Maharashtra to be first state to begin Centre's regional connectivity scheme

The Centre's regional connectivity scheme (RCS) moved closer to reality with the aviation ministry set to sign an agreement with Maharashtra government.

Why's CAG right in pointing out AAI's lingering revenue losses on Gondia airport
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Why's CAG right in pointing out AAI's lingering revenue losses on Gondia airport

The revenue earned by Airports Authority of India (AAI) from the first flying training institute set up at Gondia was insufficient to meet the operation and maintenance cost of the airport

Caution for govt's regional connectivity scheme; fund crunch halts Air Pegasus' ops for 2nd day
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Caution for govt's regional connectivity scheme; fund crunch halts Air Pegasus' ops for 2nd day

The suspension of operations of Air Pegasus is a cautionary tale, specially since the Centre has been emphasising enhanced regional connectivity through a draft scheme

Why airlines are horses and India continues to have ghost airports
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Why airlines are horses and India continues to have ghost airports

According to Gajapathy Raju, airlines not mounting flights to many existing airports is the biggest reason for patchy air connectivity in India

Aviation policy: Indians living in small towns have cause for cheer, airlines sulk
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Aviation policy: Indians living in small towns have cause for cheer, airlines sulk

The grouse of incumbents like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir has been the dilution of the regressive 5/20 rule.

Likely breather for airlines: Plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets may be deferred
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Likely breather for airlines: Plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets may be deferred

The government in the revised draft policy, unveiled on October 30, had proposed 2 percent levy on all airfares to mop up funds for its regional connectivity scheme

Budget 2016: Govt to revive 160 airports at the cost Rs 50-100 cr each
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Budget 2016: Govt to revive 160 airports at the cost Rs 50-100 cr each

Presenting the Union Budget for 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government is drawing up an action plan for revival of unserved and underserved airports.

States won't reduce VAT on jet fuel, airlines' operating costs to remain high
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States won't reduce VAT on jet fuel, airlines' operating costs to remain high

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told Lok Sabha in a written reply today that states have rejected the ministry's proposal for inclusion of jet fuel under 'Declared Goods' category.

Regional air connectivity to suffer unless proposal to burden airlines twice is tweaked
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Regional air connectivity to suffer unless proposal to burden airlines twice is tweaked

Route Dispersal Guidelines mandates that certain specified capacity of each airline must be used to serve areas like the North East and J&K where air connectivity is poor.

States should come forward with incentives for regional connectivity, none on board so far
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States should come forward with incentives for regional connectivity, none on board so far

Under the RCS scheme which has been proposed this time, the Centre has offered VGF indexed to ATF prices and inflation for first 10 years and states have to chip in with only 20 percent share of this VGF fund.