Jet Airways to launch services under 'Udan'

Jet Airways to launch services under 'Udan'

Jet Airways will launch services under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme, Udan, from June 14, with the first flight to be operated on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna sector. Reuters file photo

Jet Airways on Monday announced the launch of operations under the 'Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik' (UDAN) scheme from June 14.

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 flights on Lucknow-Bareilly-Delhi-Bareilly-Lucknow route.

Jet Airways Whole-time Director Gaurang Shetty said, “Having pioneered the operations of the ATR aircraft in India, the launch of these new flights mainly on-board ATR aircraft, will allow Jet Airways to embark on a journey to ensure that unserved regions and underserved airports are maximised to their full potential."

Starting from June 14, Jet Airways will fly three times a week on the Lucknow-Allahabad-Patna sector with an ATR-72 aircraft.

Commencing from June 15, Jet Airways will fly three times a week between New Delhi and Nashik with a Boeing 737 aircraft.

Effective June 16, Jet Airways will commence operations three times a week on the Nagpur-Allahabad-Indore sector.

"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," Shetty said.