Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Funding From States for Operating in Financially Non-Viable Routes

The Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, has been operating flights under Viability Gap Funding (VGF) arrangements with the following State Governments on Cost minus Revenue equals to VGF arrangements: 

1. With North Eastern Council (NEC) in the North East, Alliance Air operates flights with ATR42 aircraft on the following sectors: 

Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Lilabari & v.v. - 4 flights per week 

Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Tezpur & v.v. - 3 flights per week 

Kolkata/ Shillong/ Kolkata - 6 flights per week 

2. With Diu Administration, Alliance Air operates flights on Mumbai/ Diu/ Mumbai sectors - 4 flights per week with ATR72 aircraft. 

3. With Lakshadweep Administration, Alliance Air operates flights on Kochi/ Agatti/ Kochi sectors and Bangalore/ Kochi/ Agatti & v.v. sectors with ATR72 aircraft 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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