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Jet Airways offers fares starting Rs 967 for Udan flights

To fund the scheme, the civil aviation ministry is collecting a levy of Rs 5,000 per departure from airlines operating in major routes, including Mumbai and Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Full-service carrier on Tuesday offered fares starting as low as Rs 967 for the flights which it plans to operate from next month.

The had on Monday announced the commencement of its operations under the government's regional connectivity scheme, Udan, from June 14 onwards, with the first flight to be operated on the Lucknow-Allahabad-sector.

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

Besides Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna, the will also fly on the New Delhi-Nashik, Nagpur-Allahabad-and Lucknow-Bareilly-routes.

The fares for the Lucknow-Allahabad-flight under the scheme will be Rs 967, while the flights on the Patna-Allahabad-route will cost Rs 1,216, said in a release today.

Similarly, the ticket price for a trip on the Nagpur-Allahabad-route has been pegged at Rs 1,690, while the Indore-Allahabad-flight will cost Rs 1,914, the release added.

The fare for a Delhi-Nashik-flight will be Rs 2,665, it said.

With at least half of the seats in the flights are offered at subsidised rates, the participating carriers get a certain amount of viability gap funding (VGF) - an amount shared between the Centre and the states concerned.

To fund the scheme, the civil ministry is collecting a levy of Rs 5,000 per departure from airlines operating in major routes, including and

The government had in March 2017 awarded 128 regional routes to five airlines for launching flights under the Udan (Ude Naagrik) scheme, which aims at boosting air connectivity to the hinterland.

Under the scheme, the fares have been kept at Rs 2,500 for a one-hour journey.

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 16:44 IST
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