Air Deccan has received its scheduled commuter operator (SCO) permit from DGCA. As a result, the reborn carrier will relaunch regional operations in India on December 23, 2017 under the UDAN program.
According to the airline;
“UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik)- is a breakthrough initiative by the government of India that will be transformative on a societal scale, improving the economic landscape of the region. The objective of Regional Connectivity Scheme is to make flying affordable for the masses, to promote tourism, increase employment and promote balanced regional growth. It also intends to put life into un-served and under -served airports.
We at Deccan, share the same vision to ‘connect every part of the country by affordable air transport’ and under the first phase will connect over 34 routes spread across the country with the Beechcraft 1900D aircraft
The airline will operate three 18-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft on these regional routes.
In 2003 Air Deccan started by Capt G R Gopinath gave wings to the nation’s dream to fly by becoming India’s first low cost carrier. In little over 4 years it expanded rapidly opening up over 30 new airports in the country and by 2007 was flying to over 70 destinations with 45+ aircraft.
Today Air Deccan unit of Deccan Charters has re-launched with an aim of augmenting the government’s UDAN Regional Connectivity scheme, an ambitious program of connecting Tier II & Tier III cities to the nation’s map. This laudable undertaking of the Government of India will usher in a new sustainable air revolution giving wings to the aspirations of the common man to affordable flying.
Through this service, Air Deccan will connect emerging towns across various states of India like Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal in the current first phase to the metros like New Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata, thereby shortening the travel time from 5-6 hours to under an hour at an affordable price, thereby increasing travel options.”
Air Deccan is now connecting flights from :-
Mumbai to Nashik, Pune, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Sholapur
Kolkata to Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Durgapur, Bagdogra, Burnpur, Cooch Behar, Agartala
Shillong to Imphal, Silchar, Dimapur, Aizawl, Agartala
New Delhi to Agra, Shimla, Ludhiana, Pantnagar, Dehradun, Kullu