In a bid to strengthen the regional connectivity low-cost carrier IndiGo on Thursday announced that it has starts 14 new domestic flights under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) from March 28 onwards.
The airline in a press release said that it has started these flights on various routes including Bhubaneswar-Allahabad, Bhubaneswar-Varanasi, Bhopal-Allahabad, Dibrugarh-Dimapur, Shillong-Agartala, and Shillong-Silchar.
With these flights, the carrier plan to connect states like Odisha with Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and expand in the North- East region.
Under the Udan scheme, financial incentives from the Centre, state governments, and airport operators are extended to selected airlines to encourage operations from unserved and underserved airports and keep airfares affordable.
Last month the airline has also started direct flights from Rajkot to 4 metro cities namely, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad as part of its summer 2021 schedule, w.e.f March 28, 2021.