Air Deccan to connect the North East via Udan
Air Deccan is all set to start flight operations under the regional connectivity scheme, also known as Udan (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), from December 15 this year, informed Shillong airport officials. Air Deccan will use Shillong as a hub and Udan flights from there will connect to other destinations in the northeast such as Agartala, Aizawl and Imphal, according to a top official of the Shillong airport. The airline will also operate flights between Kolkata and Agartala. Under the government's Udan regional connectivity scheme, air fares are capped at `2,500 per person for an hour's flight to Tier-II and Tier-III cities in which the government will provide subsidy for flying with such low fares.