Air Odisha Aviation won bid to connect 14 unserved airports In India

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New Delhi: For the first time an aviation company from Odisha qualified to operate nationally under  scheme UDAN. Air Odisha Aviation has won the bid to connect the maximum number of unserved airports in India in the first round of bidding for the regional connectivity scheme UDAN. It will connect 14 such airports starting next month.
Air Odisha will launch a Bhubaneshwar-Utkela-Raipur-Jeypore-JHarsaguda-Ranchi-Rourkela route. After the first round of bidding five airlines qualified and they are namely Air India subsidiary Alliance Air, Air Odisha, Turbo Megha Airways, Air Deccan and SpiceJet. In all, 43 unserved airports will get on India’s air map with this scheme and these include Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jamshedpur, Jalgaon, Akola, Shimla, Kandla, Puducherry, Bhatinda, Cooch Behar and Bilaspur.
It should be noted that the UDAN scheme offers subsidy for 50 percent of the seats on these routes, exclusive route monopoly for three years and a host of other concessions at the landing airports. In turn, it expects the airlines to cap fares at Rs 2,500 per seat per hour rate on regional flights

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