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Air Odisha, Air Deccan to start UDAN operations from Dec

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Air Odisha and Air Deccan are likely to start their operations under the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) from December 15, aviation secretary R N Choubey said. The two carriers, between them, have 84 of the total 128 routes that were awarded under the RCS in March but they missed the six-month deadline, which ended in September, to start operations.

“They (Air Odisha and Air Deccan) have said that from December 15 many of their flights will start operating,” Choubey said, adding that the two carriers are likely to start their operations with a combined fleet of four aircraft.

They will get 10 slots at the Delhi Airport for their RCS flights. Talks are also underway for granting them slots at the Mumbai airport, according to sources. The two operators would be flying 19-seater Beachcraft B-1900D aircraft.

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