This is also because seating capacity of airlines under the Udan scheme will range from 19 to 78 and 50 per cent of the seats in every flight will have a fare cap of Rs 2,500 per seat per hour.
On the flight to Shimla, 24 seats are sold at the discounted ticket price and for the rest, fares would be market driven. In the return leg, all the 15 seats come under the Udan fare bucket.
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.
Only in the highest fare bracket, some tickets are priced at little over Rs 19,000.
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.