The Chief Minister of Haryana on January 14 flagged off the first flight from Chandigarh to the newly constructed Hisar airport in Haryana under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN.
The UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) inauguration was attended by the senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) & Airport Authority of India (AAI).
“Good News for the people of Hisar! In a bid to boost regional connectivity and catapult trade & tourism in Hisar, the first flight from Chandigarh to Hisar Airport was flagged off today by Shri @mlkhattar, Chief Minister, Haryana under the RCS- UDAN“, MoCA tweeted.
This is the 54th airport under the UDAN scheme. To date, 307 routes and 54 airports including 5 heliports and 2 Water Aerodromes have been flagged off under the scheme.
As informed by the Aviation Ministry, Hisar airport is a public licensed airport that is suitable for 18 seat type aircraft.
The development of the Hisar airport was undertaken by the MoCA as it aligns with the dual objectives of the UDAN scheme; “letting the common citizen of the country fly” & make air travel affordable and widespread in the country.”
The ministry announced that these UDAN flights will reduce travel time between Hisar and Chandigarh from 4.50 hours to a comfortable 45-minute journey, which is also offered at an affordable price, thanks to financial incentives in the form of viability gap Funding (VGF) is provided by the center, state governments and airport operators to selected airlines in order to promote the operation of underserved and underserved airports as part of the program.