Jet Airways on Thursday commenced its services under the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) — UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) by linking Allahabad with Lucknow and Patna, said the country’s second-largest airline in a press release. Of the seven sectors that Jet Airways has been awarded in the second round of bidding under the UDAN scheme, the airline is launching 5 this week, it further said. With at least half of the seats in the UDAN 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 aviation ministry is collecting a levy of Rs. 5,000 per departure from airlines operating in major routes, including Mumbai and Delhi.
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(*The days of operations/timings are tentative and will be finalised once Bareilly airport is ready for operations)
Jet Airways will deploy its 72-seater ATR aircraft on the RCS routes that connect Allahabad with various other destinations in its network. Operating thrice a week, the new routes will offer Allahabad a six-day a week connectivity.
The new flights will offer two-way connections to Mumbai from Allahabad via Nagpur/Indore/Lucknow. Similarly, the flights will offer two-way connections to Bengaluru from Allahabad via Indore/Patna.
However, services on the remaining two routes — Lucknow–Bareilly and Delhi-Bareilly — are expected to be launched in the coming days.
Jet Airways is also offering a 30 per cent discount on flight tickets for select destinations in Europe. Passengers need to purchase their flight tickets between June 13, 2018 to June 18, 2018. The offer is valid only when you book tickets on website or mobile app.