Bhubaneswar-Varanasi is the 250th route under MoCA’s RCS-UDAN scheme
This direct flight will cater to the need of pilgrims, tourists, students, businessmen and, traders
Alliance Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India commenced the direct daily flight operations from Bhubaneswar to Varanasi under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) of Government of India. With the commencement of Bhubaneswar-Varanasi route, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) added its 250th route under the RCS – UDAN scheme. Alliance Air will operate direct daily flights on the Bhubaneswar-Varanasi route. The airline will deploy its 70 seater ATR 72 600 aircraft. This direct flight will cater to the need of pilgrims, tourists, students, businessmen and, traders.
Alliance Air was awarded the Bhubaneswar-Varanasi route in the UDAN 3 bidding process, making it the 58th route commenced under the RCS-UDAN scheme by the airline. Due to the presence of a large number of temples and the auspicious ghats of the river Ganga, people from all over the country travel frequently to Varanasi. Being a part of the Buddhist tourism circuit, this route will have a cascading effect on the tourism industry of the city as tourism is Varanasi’s second most important industry. The place attracts both domestic as well as foreign tourists for various reasons.
Recently, Alliance Air also started direct daily flight operations on 27th Jan 2020 on the Kolkata-Jharsuguda route under the RCS-UDAN. The first flight under the UDAN scheme was flagged off on 27th April 2017 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.