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Air Deccan udan offers: Book flight tickets for Rs 1, airlines re-enters passenger aviation market

Air Deccan udan offers: Book flight tickets for Rs 1, airlines re-enters passenger aviation market
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Air Deccan is all set to relaunch Re 1 flight tickets to the lucky members. As per the reports, Air Deccan will begin the operation of the low-cost flight tickets by this month. It is India’s first domestic low-cost airline which is founded by G.R. Gopinath in 2003 and later on merged with the Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airline in 2008. However, in 2012, the Air Deccan was grounded under the financial pressure. With another innings, the airline will begin four bases at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong that connects with smaller cities around them. It will fly on Mumbai-Nashik, Nashik-Pune and Mumbai Jalgaon routes.

As per the reports, the first Air Deccan flight to take off on 22 December 2017 and will fly to Mumbai from Nashik. The airlines which win the rights to operate UDAN flights are required to offer their tickets at discounted rates and in return, they will get government subsidies. The Udan scheme of the government stands as Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik. This scheme of the government ensured to connect small towns on fares of about Rs 2, 500 for the one-hour flight. In March, the five carriers including Aid Deccan had won the rights to operate UDAN flights in the first round. Also, were awarded the 128 routes.

Air Deccan by January plans to station a second aircraft in Delhi that connects with the Agra, Shimla, Dehradun, Kullu and Ludhiana. Also, it will station two planes in Kolkata to Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Cooch Behar, Agartala and Shillong. However, the Air Deccan carrier to fly first flight under the UDAN scheme of the government from Pune. The officials said that the Air Deccan UDAN flight would be the daily flight which costs ticket up to Re 1. Along with this, the aviation ministry will also introduce e-ticketing in India to put the ticket inventory directly in customer’s hand.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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