Kolkata, Jan 16 (UNI) : SpiceJet has flagged off a daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Lilabari route, under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN.
The unserved market of Lilabari, located in the Lakhimpur district of Assam, is the airline’s ninth destination under UDAN. The route was awarded to SpiceJet under UDAN II, the airline said in an emailed statement to UNI.
SpiceJet operates a fleet of 45 Boeing MAX and NG aircraft and 27 Bombardier Q400 planes. With the launch of the new flights yesterday, the carrier now operates a total of 54 flights in and out of North East and 6 flights within the North East Region.
Mr Debojo Maharshi, Chief Marketing Officer, said, ‘Lilabari is SpiceJet’s first destination in Assam under the UDAN scheme. Enhancing connectivity to the North-East has always been on top of our agenda and hence connectivity to Lilabari holds high importance. Owing to its proximity to Arunachal Pradesh, the airport will serve both the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.’