Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated first flight from Delhi to Pathankot (Punjab), at a ceremony held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
The Pathankot airport has been opened by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to improve regional connectivity as per the UDAN Scheme. Pathankot in Punjab state is the 21st airport in the country, which got operational for passengers.
Source- Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- UDAN is a Regional Connectivity Scheme stands for Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagarik.
- Under UDAN, air connectivity is provided to unserved and underserved airports at a subsidized fare.
- The Chairman of Airports Authority of India is Guruprasad Mohapatra.