UDAN Scheme

Timelines
5 routes under UDAN scheme to restart from Feb 13

18 Jan 2019

5 routes under UDAN scheme to restart from Feb 13

In a boost to low cost air travel in Maharashtra, five routes under the Center's UDAN scheme, which were discontinued some time back, will resume on February 13.

Air Deccan to launch flight services to Ahmedabad from Nashik

17 Aug 2018

Air Deccan to launch flight services to Ahmedabad from Nashik

Scheduled commuter airline Air Deccan today said it is planning to launch flight services to Ahmedabad (Gujarat) from Nashik (Maharashtra) as part of its strategy to connect smaller cities with business hubs.

Railways mulling to replace bio-toilets with airplane-like toilets: Piyush Goyal

17 Jun 2018

Railways mulling to replace bio-toilets with airplane-like toilets: Piyush Goyal

After installing bio-toilets in almost all the train coaches, Indian Railways is now mulling to replace them with "upgraded" vacuum bio-toilets (like those in an airplane), Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

25 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

Almost seven years later, flight services between Salem and Chennai were resumed on Sunday under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme 'UDAN.'

#Budget2018: Modi government's last full-budget to focus on "Connecting India"

21 Jan 2018

#Budget2018: Modi government's last full-budget to focus on "Connecting India"

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is gearing up to present the Budget 2018-19 on 1 February; Budget-related proceedings were also formally kicked off earlier.

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

26 Dec 2017

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is all set to reach a new level. Soon, we will be flying regional flights in indigenously-built flights.

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

13 Dec 2017

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

Air Deccan, the first low-cost airline in India which shut operations in 2012, is all set to make a comeback under the government's Udan scheme.

Delhi Airport allows UDAN flight operations from Hindon airbase

22 Sep 2017

Delhi Airport allows UDAN flight operations from Hindon airbase

GMR Infrastructure-led Delhi Airport has accepted the Centre's request to allow low-cost, regional flights to operate from Ghaziabad's Hindon Airforce Station from the coming winter season.

Focus on regional connectivity pushes up airfares for bigger cities

01 Sep 2017

Focus on regional connectivity pushes up airfares for bigger cities

Domestic flights between metros and big cities are set to go up a notch as the government looks to direct funding to air connectivity between smaller towns.

UDAN: Govt to spend Rs. 6.6-7.1cr on just one sector

04 May 2017

UDAN: Govt to spend Rs. 6.6-7.1cr on just one sector

On the first Delhi-Shimla flight under the UDAN scheme, government paid for 24 seats (50% of capacity), or Rs. 82,560 per flight.

UDAN Flight Scheme: Low fares and regional connectivity

29 Apr 2017

UDAN Flight Scheme: Low fares and regional connectivity

PM Narendra Modi launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) or Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in a bid to achieve twin goals of connectivity and affordability.

Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights

27 Apr 2017

Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights

PM Modi has launched the UDAN scheme to make air travel cheaper and improve connectivity between cities and small towns.

Udan: Air India subsidiary first airline to take wing

03 Apr 2017

Udan: Air India subsidiary first airline to take wing

Air India Ltd's low-cost arm Alliance Air, which plans to launch services with a flight from Bhatinda to Delhi later in April, will be the first airlines to sign up for the government's Udan scheme,

Report: 44 Indian airports show potential for UDAN

16 Jan 2017

Report: 44 Indian airports show potential for UDAN

A FICCI report has identified 44 underserved and unserved airports around India as having "high potential" for operations under the ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, UDAN.