SpiceJet launches 46 new domestic flights

Published: Sep 26, 2019, 8:10 am IST

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite carrier, on Thursday announced the launch of 46 new non-stop flights on its domestic network.

The new flights will start in phases starting October 27, 2019, the aviation said in a statement here. The airline has announced the on-boarding of Rajkot as its 54th destination on the domestic network with the introduction of a daily non-stop flight on the Mumbai-Rajkot route.

The airline will also launch services on the Chennai-Durgapur UDAN route. Flights on both these sectors will start from October 27. In line with SpiceJet’s commitment to enhancing regional connectivity, the airline will be the first and only carrier in the country to launch non-stop flight services on the Pune-Jodhpur and Chennai- Durgapur routes, the statement said.

Besides, SpiceJet has also introduced new flights on the Mumbai-Jodhpur, Bengaluru-Guwahati, Chennai-Visakhapatnam, Chennai-Jaipur, Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam and Hyderabad-Aurangabad sectors. The airline will also operate flights on the Chennai – Patna, Ahmedabad–Jodhpur and Surat-Udaipur sectors.

The airline will also enhance its operations with additional frequencies on the Hyderabad-Varanasi (2nd frequency), Bengaluru-Shirdi (2nd frequency), Chennai-Ahmedabad (2nd & 3rd frequency), Chennai-Guwahati (2nd frequency), Hyderabad-Bengaluru (3rd & 4th frequency), Delhi-Ahmedabad (3rd frequency), Kolkata-Chennai (3rd frequency), Chennai-Bengaluru (5th frequency) sectors besides re-instating its services on the Bengaluru-Varanasi route.

SpieJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said, “We are excited to announce the launch of 46 new domestic flights and the addition of Rajkot, one of the prime industrial centres of Gujarat, as our 54th domestic destination. As we add newer cities and flights to our network, providing affordable air travel options to more and more people, our focus remains firmly on connecting the unconnected parts of the country, he added.

All the new flights introduced will be operational daily, except the flight on Pune-Jodhpur sector which will operate on all days except Saturday, Delhi-Ahmedabad (except Sunday), Bengaluru-Guwahati (except Tuesday), Bengaluru-Varanasi (except Tuesday), Bengaluru-Shirdi (except Tuesday), Chennai-Visakhapatnam (except Tuesday), Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam (except Tuesday), Ahmedabad-Jodhpur (except Sunday) and Chennai-Bengaluru (except Tuesday).

Out of the two new frequencies introduced on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru sector, one will operate daily and the second one will operate on all days except Tuesday. The airline will deploy a mix of its Boeing 737 NG and Bombardier Q400 aircraft on all these routes.

With the new flights, passengers from cities such as Rajkot, Aurangabad, Jodhpur, Varanasi, Shirdi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam will be able to easily travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network.

Bookings are now open on www.spicejet.com, SpiceJet’s mobile app and through online travel portals and travel agents. (UNI)