Low cost airline Air Deccan is all set to start operations under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS), also known as UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), from December 15 this year, airport officials here said today.
Under the Centre's UDAN scheme, air fares are capped at Rs 2,500 per person for an hour's flight to Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities in which the government will provide subsidy for flying with such low fares.
"Air Deccan authorities have given the schedule saying that they would start operating from December 15, this year," M K Nayak, the director of Shillong airport told PTI.
The low cost carrier (LCC) will use an 18-20 seater aircraft to carry out the operations, the airport director said.
Air Deccan will use Shillong as a hub and it will connect the hub with other destinations in the region such as Agartala, Aizawl and Imphal, he said.
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