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517 Routes Commenced Under Udan Scheme, Connecting 76 Airports, Including 9 Heliports & 2 Water Aerodrome

The Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN has significantly improved regional air connectivity by establishing connections to previously unattended or underserved airports in remote areas of the country. Through five successful bidding rounds, 517 routes have been operationalised, linking 76 airports, including 9 Heliports and 2 Water Aerodromes. This has created over 130 city pairs, facilitating the operation of 2.47 lakh flights under the UDAN scheme. Notably, these flights have successfully transported over 130 lakh passengers.

The concessions presented beneath the scheme are as follows:

Airport operators:

  • Airport operators now do not levy touchdown and Parking costs on RCS Flights.
  • AAI will not levy any Terminal Navigation touchdown costs (TNLC) on RCS Flights.
  • Route Navigation and Facilitation prices (RNFC) to be levied using AAI on a discounted foundation @42.50% of ordinary costs on RCS Flights.
  • Selected Airline operators (SAO) allowed self-ground handling for operations under the scheme in any respect airports.

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