Indian budget carrier SpiceJet, on January 6, announced the launch of 21 new domestic and international flights. Bookings for all new routes are now open.
As per the statement released by the airline, it will operate 2 weekly flights on Mumbai – Ras Al-Khaimah route in the UAE and increase frequency on the Delhi-Ras Al-Khaimah route to 4 weekly flights.
SpiceJet will also connect 4 new flights that will run connecting Jharsuguda in Odisha with Mumbai and Bengaluru which will commence from January 12.
SpiceJet is the first and only airline to connect this route as it aims at enhancing connectivity between metro and non-metro cities. The airline also operated new daily non-stop flights connecting Hyderabad with Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and Vijayawada.
Besides, the airline will now operate a Boeing 737 on the Delhi-Jharsuguda route instead of a Bombardier Q400 thereby offering additional capacity. SpiceJet also connects Jharsuguda with Hyderabad and Kolkata.
The airline has also announced promotional fares starting as low as INR 4193 on both the legs of the Delhi-Jharsuguda-Delhi route where the airline has augmented seating capacity by upgrading the aircraft type to Boeing 737.
Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet said, “Providing air connectivity to the smaller towns and cities of India has always been a top priority for SpiceJet. We are pleased to announce the launch of 21 new flights which will offer additional flying options and travel flexibility at affordable prices. We see immense potential in these routes that will help cater to the increased demand from leisure as well as business travellers besides enhancing connectivity between metros and non-metros.”
“SpiceJet has been relentlessly working towards enhancing air connectivity for Jharsuguda in Odisha and we are extremely pleased to announce a host of new flights connecting the city to the key metros of Mumbai and Bengaluru.”
While the airline will operate a daily direct flight on all the newly launched routes, it will operate four flights a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on the routes of Mumbai-Jharsuguda-Mumbai and Bengaluru-Jharsuguda-Bengaluru. Hyderabad- Vijayawada-Hyderabad and Hyderabad-Tirupati-Hyderabad will operate six days a week.
SpiceJet is celebrating the launch of new flights with all-inclusive one-way fares starting as low as:
- INR 2455 on Bengaluru-Belagavi,
- INR 2251 on Belagavi-Bengaluru,
- INR 3443 on Mumbai-Porbandar,
- INR 3335 on Porbandar-Mumbai,
- INR 3954 on Delhi-Kolkata,
- INR 3145 on Hyderabad-Vishakhapatnam,
- INR 3174 on Vishakhapatnam-Hyderabad,
- INR 2621 on Hyderabad-Tirupati,
- INR 2407 on Tirupati-Hyderabad,
- INR 2621 on Hyderabad-Vijayawada,
- INR 2407 on Vijayawada-Hyderabad,
- INR 5600 on Kolkata-Kochi,
- INR 6046 on Kochi-Delhi,
- INR 4247 on Mumbai-Jharsuguda,
- INR 4320 on Jharsuguda–Bengaluru,
- INR 4470 on Bengaluru-Jharsuguda and
- INR 4139 on Jharsuguda-Mumbai.
However, the scheduled domestic passenger flights resumed in India from May 25 after a two-month gap due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Currently, the Indian airlines are permitted to operate domestic flights at 80% of their pre-COVID flights.