Restricted availability of seats on the Delhi-Shimla route is one of the main reasons for this
Agencies | New Delhi April 28, 2017 Last Updated at 11:59 IST
However, due to restricted availability of seats on the Delhi-Shimla route being subsidised, the fares can shoot up to as high as Rs 19,000 for the remaining seats.
Currently, for 11 seats, which are not subsidised, the tickets are priced between Rs 5,300 and Rs 19,080, as per the analysis of rates displayed on the Air India website.
The flight would be operated five days a week barring Monday and Tuesday.
Here is a screenshot of ticket fares from an online booking site:
The operations under the scheme are intended to provide air connectivity to un-served and remote routes with airfare being capped at Rs 2,500 for an hour’s journey of around 500 km, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement.
Under the Udan scheme, the operators would be extended viability gap funding (VGF). The amount is estimated to be around Rs 205 crore per annum for the operators chosen in the first round of bidding.