RCS networks/routes have been received in Initial Proposals of 3rd round of bidding under RCS-UDAN. Counter proposals are invited for the below mentioned Initial proposals received.
Routes under UDAN from Belagavi –
Belagavi To Vadodara – under RCS
Belagavi to Bengaluru – Non RCS
Belagavi to Hyderabad – Under RCS – 4 operators
Belagavi to Tirupati – Under RCS -3 operators
Belagavi to Kadappa – Under RCS
Belagavi to Mysuru – Under RCS
Belagavi to Chennai – Non RCS
Belagavi to Pune – Under RCS
Belagavi to Surat – Under RCS
Belagavi to Mumbai – Under RCS – 2 operators
Belagavi to Indore – Under RCS
Belagavi to Jodhpur – Under RCS
Belagavi to Jaipur – Under RCS
Belagavi to Cochin International Airport – Under RCS
Belagavi to Kalaburgi(Gulbarga) – Under RCS
Belagavi to Hindan (Delhi) – Under RCS
Belagavi to Mangalore – Under RCS
Belagavi to Ahemdabad – Under RCS
Belagavi to Mumbai – Non RCS
Belagavi to Nagpur – Under RCS
Belagavi to Ozar (Nasik) – Under RCS
Belagavi to Vadodra – Under RCS
Final list after approval will be made public on 7-01-2019.
Now the counter bidding process is on, which means other operators can bid again for the routes which other operators have bid for.
Belagavi to Mumbai has been bid under RCS and Non RCS as well. Bengaluru and Chennai also have been bid under non RCS.
All routes under RCS have also applied for VGF (Viability Gap Funding)
For the fixed-wing aircraft, there is a cap of maximum fare of INR2,500 per hour of flight for the 50% of the seats (min 9 RCS seats and max 40 RCS seats per fixed-wing flight.
Capped RCS fares will also be graded based on distance, e.g. INR1,420 for a distance of 151–175 km, INR1,500 for a distance of 176–200 km, and so on, with a ceiling of maximum INR3,500 fare for a total distance of 800 km or more.
Value Gap Funding (VGF)
The scheme entails making the routes financially viable, without insisting on the financial viability of the regional airports, by lowering the cost of flight operations and through VGF. VGF will be available to flight operators on specific routes for the first 3 years of their operation