Aviation Major,, Jet Airways on Tuesday announced the launch of operations under the ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN) scheme.
The airline has been awarded four routes under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) and will launch operations on three new routes out of the four routes awarded, and will subsequently launch Lucknow-Bareilly-Delhi-Bareilly-Lucknow once Bareilly airport is ready for civil operations.
On the occasion, Whole time Director of Jet Airways Gaurang Shetty said, ‘Jet Airways started off with the aim of introducing India to a world class travel experience and connectivity embodied in the ‘joy of flying’. With the launch of these news flights, Jet Airways is embarking on a journey to ensure that unserved regions and underserved airports are maximized to their full potential and the UDAN scheme is a great initiative which facilitates in realising that the benefits of the aviation sector reach the vast expanse of India and its various geographies.’
‘It is our constant endeavour to provide connectivity with a view to providing a fillip to then development of trade and tourism within all part of India.’ Starting from June 14, Jet Airways will fly three times a week on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna route. Jet Airways 9W 3555 will depart from Lucknow at 0600 hrs (IST) and arrive in Allahabad at 0735 hrs(IST). Going onward, flight 9W 3558 will depart from Allahabad for Patna at 0800 hrs
(IST), arriving in the state capital at 0940 hrs. On its return journey, flight 9W 3557 will depart Patna at 1010 hrs (IST) and land in Allahabad at 1150 hrs (IST). From Allahabad, flight 9W 3556 will depart at 1220 hrs (IST) and land at Lucknow at 1400 hrs (IST). This route will be catered to by a Jet Airways ATR aircraft. Commencing from June 15, Jet Airways will fly three times a week between New Delhi and Nashik.
Flight 9W 3565 from New Delhi will depart at 1200 hrs (IST) and arrive into Nashik at 1405 hrs (IST). On its return leg, flight 9W 3566 will depart from Nashik at 1435 hrs (IST), and return to New Delhi at 1625 hrs (IST). This route will be serviced by a Boeing 737 aircraft.
Effective June 16, Jet Airways will commence operations three times a week on the Nagpur-Allahabad-Indore route. Jet Airways flight 9W 3553 will depart from Nagpur at 0945 hrs (IST) and arrive at Allahabad at 1150 hrs (IST). Going onward, flight 9W 3552 will depart from Allahabad at 1220 hrs (IST) and arrive into Indore at 1440 hrs (IST). On its return journey, flight 9W 3551 will depart from Indore at 1510 hrs (IST) and arrive into Allahabad at 1715 hrs (IST).
On its return journey, flight 9W 3554 will depart from Allahabad at 1740 hrs (IST) and arrive in Nagpur at 1945 hrs (IST).
Under the UDAN scheme, the airline will be operating the new flights on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Lucknow route with RCS seats at Rs 967 whereas the fare on the Patna-Allahabad-Patna routes would be Rs 1,216 for RCS seats. With the introduction of the new flights, guests can now travel to a host of other cities both on Jet Airways’ domestic and international network via convenient connections on offer.