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SpiceJet announces flight between Hyderabad and Puducherry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Low-cost carrier today announced the launch of a flight between and Puducherry, its third venture under the government's regional air connectivity scheme.

The airline will operate a 78-seater aircraft for the route on which operations will commence from August 16.

"With this new flight, will be connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Tirupati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Vijaywada and Varanasi with convenient onward connections," said in a statement.

Of the total of 128 routes awarded to five carriers earlier this year after a bidding process, was granted 11 routes.

Under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), also known as UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), the offers a subsidy to airlines for offering 50 per cent of their total seats at lower fares.

SpiceJet is the only player under this scheme to not take any subsidy.

The low-cost carrier will serve Adampur, Kandla, Puducherry, Jaisalmer, Porbandar and Kanpur under the scheme.

Flight operations commenced on the Mumbai-Porbandar- and Mumbai-Kandla-routes earlier this month.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 18:58 IST