Current Affairs


  • Centre unveiled a regional connectivity scheme, known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), with flights priced at Rs.2,500 for one hour of flying time to and from regional airports, but raised the subsidy amount to be paid to regional airlines from the level proposed in a draft scheme.
  • The government will provide subsidies to regional airlines to offer half the seats on a discounted rate.
  • 16 airports are ready to fly under regional connectivity scheme from January.
  • It is unclear if concessions will be provided at both small & large airports.
  • Under the scheme, airlines will be offered a slew of sops at smaller airports such as waiver of landing and parking charges.