Indian carrier Jet Airways has started its services under the Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN – by linking the city of Allahabad with the state capitals of Lucknow and Patna.
Of the seven sectors the airline has been awarded in the second round of bidding under the UDAN scheme,Jet Airways launched five last week, including Lucknow-Allahabad-Lucknow, Patna-Allahabad-Patna, Nagpur-Allahabad-Nagpur, Indore-Allahabad-Indore, and Delhi–Nashik-Delhi.
Services on the remaining two routes Lucknow–Bareilly–Lucknow and Delhi-Bareilly-Delhi are expected to be launched in the coming days, once the necessary clearances and approvals have been received for Bareilly Airport.
Jet Airways will deploy its ATR aircraft on the RCS routes that connect Allahabad with various other destinations in its network. Operating thrice a week, the new routes will offer Allahabad a six days a week connectivity, complementing the existing connectivity to/from the city.
The new flights will offer two-way connections to Mumbai from Allahabad via Nagpur/Indore/Lucknow. Similarly, the flights offer two-way connections to Bengaluru from Allahabad via Indore/Patna.
Guests also have the choice to connect to Pune and Ahmedabad from Allahabad, via Indore. Likewise, the flight will also connect to Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur and Abu Dhabi from Allahabad via Lucknow, allowing guests to connect through Abu Dhabi over Lucknow to multiple international destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and the Gulf, enhancing the global connectivity from India’s emerging metros.