The Central Government is planning to start subsidised flights at 100 airports in the country soon.
The aim is to improve connectivity to every corner of the nation.
Under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, the Ministry of Civil Aviation will add 44 airports. The scheme allows air connectivity to unserved and underserved airports at a subsidised rate of Rs 2,500 per hour.
In the first two phases, flights for 56 airports and 31 helipads have been announced.
The process of selecting the airlines and helicopter operators is done through tender process. In the first phase, state-owned Air India and SpiceJet were the only participants while in second phase IndiGo and Jet Airways participated.