Airports Authority of India (AAI) will connect 22 airports under regional connectivity scheme in the first phase.
22 airports include one is in Andaman Nicobar, three in Assam, two each in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan.
Under RCS plans are to connect these underserved airports to key airports through flights that will cost Rs 2,500 for per hour flight. RCS envisages to provide subsidy to airlines to offer these fares. AAI would invest Rs 17,500 crore in upgrading airport infrastructure over a period till 2019-20.
Salient features of the regional connectivity scheme, which is aimed at making flying affordable for the masses are
Hon'ble Prime Minister Flags off the first UDAN Flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) on Shimla - Delhi sector