Alliance Air to begin second RCS-UDAN flight from Wednesday

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New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India on Tuesday said that its subsidiary Alliance Air will commence the Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai flight from Wednesday, May 31.

According to the airline, the new service will be the second flight under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS-UDAN). Last month, Alliance Air operated the first flight service under the scheme between Shimla and New Delhi at subsidised air fares.

In a statement, Air India said that the new flight service will be operated three days a week on a 70-seater ATR 72-600 (all economy class) aircraft.

Further, the national passenger carrier pointed out that the Delhi-Gwalior, Mumbai-Indore and Indore-Mumbai legs of the flight will not be covered under the RCS-UDAN, thereby, the benefit of subsidised air tickets will not be applicable for travel between these destinations of the route.

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“The benefits of the scheme will apply on other routes that is Gwalior-Delhi with fare of Rs 1,830, Gwalior-Indore with fare of Rs 2,500 and Indore-Gwalior with fare of Rs 2,500,” the statement said.

On April 27, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the RCS-UDAN scheme by inaugurating the first flight between Shimla and New Delhi at a subsidised fare.



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