Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced that it will start flight service to the Darbhanga from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, starting 8th November 2020.
The announcement comes weeks after Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri reviewed the ongoing construction work of the Darbhanga airport in poll-bound Bihar and the Deoghar airport in Jharkhand.
While his visit to Darbhanga airport Puri said the operations from the Darbhanga airport would commence before the Chhath Puja festival, which is one of the most important festivals of the state.
SpiceJet will operate daily direct flights on the Delhi-Darbhanga, Bengaluru-Darbhanga, and Mumbai-Darbhanga sectors starting November 8, the airline said in a release.
Here is the schedule of SpiceJet flights from Darbhanga airport
The airline has open the booking of these flights, the all-inclusive introductory one-way fares starting at ₹3,799.
Darbhanga, which was bagged by SpiceJet under the second phase of the government’s regional connectivity scheme, will be the airline’s 13th UDAN (Uday Desh ka Aam Naagrik) destination and the 55th on the airline’s domestic network, it said.
SpiceJet will be the first and only airline to operate flight services on these sectors, which can be serviced by Boeing 737-800 planes, said the release.
“I am delighted to announce the launch of our much-awaited flight services to and from Darbhanga, putting this key city on the country’s aviation map and making the upcoming festival season all the more special,” SpiceJet Chairman and managing director, Ajay Singh said.
He added that the airline’s new daily flights from Darbhanga from November 8 will connect the town with key metros of Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, and further provide easy connections throughout our domestic and international network.
These new routes couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for Bihar when thousands of travel back home for Diwali and Chhath Puja, Singh said.
SpiceJet’s UDAN network includes Delhi-Kishangarh-Delhi, Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad, Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur, Delhi-Adampur-Delhi, Ahmedabad-Jaisalmer-Ahmedabad, Surat-Jaisalmer-Surat, and Delhi-Kanpur-Delhi, among others, as per the airline.