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Jet Airways connects Allahabad to Lucknow and Patna under UDAN

June 14, 2018: Jet Airways commenced its services under the Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN by linking Allahabad with the state capitals of Lucknow and Patna.

Jet Airways starts flights on Allahabad to Lucknow and Patna route
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Jet Airways links Allahabad to Lucknow and Patna under UDAN

June 14, 2018: Jet Airways commenced its services under the Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN by linking Allahabad with the state capitals of Lucknow and Patna.


Of the 7 routes that Jet Airways has been awarded in the second round of bidding under the UDAN scheme, the airline is launching 5 this week, including Lucknow-Allahabad-Lucknow, Patna-Allahabad-Patna, Nagpur-Allahabad-Nagpur, Indore-Allahabad-Indore, and Delhi–Nashik-Delhi. Services on the remaining two routes viz. Lucknow–Bareilly–Lucknow and Delhi-Bareilly-Delhi are expected to be launched in the coming days, once necessary clearances and approvals have been received for the Bareilly airport.

Jet Airways will deploy its 72-seater ATR aircraft on the RCS routes that connect Allahabad with various other destinations in its network. Operating thrice a week, the new routes will offer Allahabad a 6 day/ week connectivity, complementing the existing connectivity to/from the city.

Speaking on the occassion, Amit Agarwal, CFO and deputy chief executive officer, Jet Airways said, “We are thankful to the Government of Uttar Pradesh who have extended incredible support in facilitating the launch of these services. We look forward to working closely with them as Jet Airways strengthens its network to provide Metro and emerging cities with regional connect as well as one-stop global linkages, enabling guests to travel to a host of destinations on its domestic and international network via convenient connections.”

The new flights will offer two-way connections to Mumbai from Allahabad via Nagpur/Indore/Lucknow. Similarly, the flights offer two-way connections to Bengaluru from Allahabad via Indore/Patna. Guests also have the choice to connect to Pune and Ahmedabad from Allahabad, via Indore. Likewise, the flight will also connect to Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur and Abu Dhabi from Allahabad via Lucknow, allowing guests to connect through Abu Dhabi over Lucknow to multiple international destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, Middle East and the Gulf, enhancing the global connectivity from India’s emerging metros.

Aside from Abu Dhabi – Jet Airways’ gateway in the Gulf and home of its strategic partner Etihad Airways, guests traveling to Europe and North America can also take advantage of the airline’s excellent connectivity to over 100 destinations in Europe and over 200 in North America, made available via its codeshare partnerships with leading airlines including Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic via its gateways at Amsterdam, Paris and London Heathrow.

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