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UDAN may hit air pockets; only 8 slots for flights

In first round of UDAN bidding, 5 airlines won bids to operate on 128 routes connecting 70 airports

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government's ambitious UDAN scheme may hit air pocket with the Mumbai airport authorities allocating only eight slots for the RCS flights. The Civil Aviation Ministry had sought 20 slots from the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) for operating flights to unserved and under-served airports from the country's second busiest aerodrome. "Since we have severe slot constraints and are unable to accommodate the request of even scheduled carriers for more flights, we could provide only eight slots for the RCS flights," a source said. The GVK-AAI run Mumbai ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:43 IST
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