New Delhi: The second direct flight commenced operations today from Hyderabad, Telangana to Nashik, Maharashtra under RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik).
Post the successful launch of flight operations by Alliance Air on the Hyderabad – Nashik route, SpiceJet has become the second airline to commence direct flight operations on this route. SpiceJet was awarded the Hyderabad – Nashik route under the RCS-UDAN-2 bidding process.
The airline is being provided Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under the UDAN scheme to keep the fares affordable & accessible for the common people. The airline will be operating four weekly flights and will deploy its 78-seater Q400 aircraft. Nashik is the 14th destination to be connected under UDAN by SpiceJet.
So far, 297 routes and 53 airports have been operationalized under the UDAN scheme.