MUMBAI, 18 June 2018: India’s Jet Airways started its regional connectivity expansion under the government’s UDAN* scheme linking the holy city of Allahabad with the state capitals of Lucknow and Patna.
Seven routes have been awarded to the airline in the second bidding phase under the government’s UDAN scheme that attempts to improve air connectivity countrywide.
The airline launched five effective 14 June. They are: Lucknow-Allahabad-Lucknow; Patna-Allahabad-Patna; Nagpur-Allahabad-Nagpur; Indore-Allahabad-Indore and Delhi–Nashik-Delhi.
They should be launched this week beginning, 18 June, once necessary clearances and approvals have been received at Bareilly airport.
Jet Airways will deploy its 72-seat, ATR-72 aircraft on all seven routes that connect Allahabad with various other destinations in its network.
Operating three flights to each destination, the new routes will expand connectivity from the city on six days instead of previously just three days.
The new flights will offer connections to Mumbai from Allahabad via Nagpur/Indore/Lucknow.
Similarly, the flights offer connections to Bengaluru from Allahabad via Indore/Patna.
Passengers can also connect to Pune and Ahmedabad from Allahabad, via Indore.
The flight will also connect to Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur.
* UDAN-RCS, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and “Regional Connectivity Scheme” (RCS) of Government of India, with the objective of “Let the common citizen of the country fly”, aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development in all India’s states.