UDAN (which stands for ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’) is a Regional Connectivity Scheme launched by the government that aims to make unserved/underserved airports in small cities operational with regular flights, and offer subsidized airfares to encourage more people to fly. Under this scheme:
1) Over 45 unserved and under-served airports would be connected to make air travel more affordable
2) 50 per cent of the seats under UDAN scheme would be cappped at Rs 2,500.
3) 70 routes is proposed to be connected in this year