The Centre has disbursed One thousand 253 Crore rupees to fund UDAN scheme, from the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCF) levy and Viability Gap Funding (VGF) from the collected One thousand 904 Crore rupees, till now. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State Civil Aviation Gen.
Dr. VK Singh said that the Government collects a levy of Five thousand rupees per flight on scheduled domestic flights. Category II and II A, Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) routes and aircrafts below 80 seats are exempted from the levy.
In another reply, Dr Singh informed the House, 75 per cent of airports operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI) are incurring losses. Minister said, excepting Bhubaneswar and Patna, tariff has not increased in the last three years in 22 major airports regulated under Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA).