Air Deccan to offer Re 1 Flight Tickets: Know the details
New Delhi/Mumbai: Air Deccan, which has now merged with now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is all set to offer Re 1 flight tickets to a “lucky few”.
The flights of the airline carrier will fly on Mumbai-Nashik, Nashik-Pune and Mumbai-Jalgaon routes.
Air Deccan will start operations later this month with initial bases in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Shillong.
Meanwhile, Air Deccan will add more routes in future like Mumbai to Kolhapur, Sholapur; Kolkata to Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Durgapur, Bagdogra, Burnpur, Cooch Behar and Agartal; Shillong to Imphal, Dimapur, Aizawl, Agartala; and Delhi to Agra, Shimla, Ludhiana, Pantnagar, Dehradun and Kulla, NDTV reported.
The seating capacity of the airlines under the UDAN scheme will range from 19 to 78. Fifty per cent of the seats in every flight will have a fare cap of Rs 2,500 per hour.
Air Deccan is one of the airline companies that was chosen under UDAN scheme among others – Airline Allied Services (Alliance Air), SpiceJet, Turbo Megha Airways and Air Odisha.
The operations under the scheme are intended to provide air connectivity to remote routes. The scheme caps airfare for an hour-long journey of approximately 500 km on a fixed-wing aircraft or for 30-minute journey on a helicopter at Rs 2,500.
On March 30, the central government awarded contracts to five companies to operate flights on 128 routes that will connect 70 airports in India.