The routes awarded under UDAN 5.0 will see FLY91 connect the cities of Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, Nanded and Agatti with business and leisure destinations of Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad and Pune.
The allotment of these routes comes as a launch pad for FLY91 to begin their proposed commercial operations later this year, subject to regulatory approvals.
UDAN 5.0 routes awarded to FLY91:
After four successful rounds of bidding, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) concluded the 5th round of bidding for various UDAN routes at the 5th Helicopter and Small Aircraft Summit, 2023 in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. This round of UDAN focuses on category-2 (20-80 seats) and category-3 (>80 seats) sectors and to ease the
restrictions on the distance between the origin and destination sector.
On this occasion, Manoj Chacko, MD & CEO – FLY91 said “We are truly delighted to embark on this journey and excited to have been allotted Jalgaon, Sindhudurg, Nanded and Agatti as our initial regional airports for starting our RCS operations. This will enhance air connectivity to these cities, for both business and leisure travellers and further help in boosting tourism and commerce. The new flights will also open more business avenues between metro and non-metro cities”.
He further added, ‘’We are committed and are on track to launch our commercial operations, subject to regulatory approvals, later this year from our home base Goa. This is a milestone moment for the entire team at FLY91 and our stakeholders. We look forward to providing a delightful customer experience and building
a connected Bharat.’’
Commenting on the launch of UDAN 5.0, the Minister of Civil Aviation & Steel, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “UDAN has proved to be a lifeblood of many regions which are now well connected with places across the country. This new & stronger version of the scheme will raise the momentum, connecting new routes, and bring us closer to the target of operationalizing 1000 routes & 50 additional airports, heliports, and water aerodromes
in the near future.”