Govt unveils concept UDAN scheme for international routes

The Center has today unveiled a concept scheme for the expansion of the affordable UDAN air travel program to international circuits, with the federal states identifying the routes for operation.

The concept of International Air Connectivity (IAC) provides for the increase of international ticketing to 20 crore by 2027.

"The scheme should only be made operational for states that demonstrate their commitment to implementation and provide the necessary support for promoting activities under the program," the draft said.

The input from stakeholders and comments were collected until 4 September.

UDAN was launched in 2016 to make air travel affordable for people through subsidized ticket rates and to provide air connections to smaller cities.

Some states and airline leaders had previously proposed to expand the UDAN scheme abroad.


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