Air India’s subsidiary Alliance Air on Tuesday has announced the launch of new flights. New flights will connect Lucknow with the capitals of Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. This is in regards to make Lucknow, as a regional hub of Alliance company Air.
New flights will start from July 5 connecting Lucknow-Dehradun, Lucknow-Bhopal and Lucknow-Jaipur routes. By providing new flights to these routes, Air has become the first airline company to start flights on these routes. These flights will be operated by the regional airline’s 70-seater ATR 72 aircraft. The Alliance company is offering attractive fares on all these flights.
Under government’s regional connectivity scheme (RCS), the airline has launched services on Delhi-Shimla- Delhi and Delhi-Gwalior-Indore-Mumbai sectors. Due to RCS, the airline is entitled to a government subsidy in order to keep fares low for passengers.
Alliance Air was awarded 15 RCS routes out of the total 128, but the airline plans to offer additional flights on short sectors. The three new flights on the Lucknow route are the part of that initiative.
The RCS, also known as UDAN ( Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), aims at connecting tier-2 and tier-3 cities apart from making flying affordable with fares capped at ₹2,500 per hour for which airlines receive a viability gap funding from the Centre as well as the state government concerned.