Kerala Floods: SpiceJet starts 18 new flights to the state

SpiceJet, one of India’s largest airlines, said it has started 18 new temporary flights to help deal with the cancellations of flights to and from Kerala due to the ongoing flights.

Some of these flights were operational only today, while some will be there for three days, while others will be there daily for the next one week (see chart below).

The move is likely to benefit Keralites who have been trying to get in or out of the state, but have found their flights and trains canceled due to the ongoing heavy rains and floods.

The flights will be operated to Calicut and Trivandrum from cities such as Chennai, Bangalore and Dubai. No flights have been announced for Kochi, where the airport remains submerged under water.

A total of 76 flights will be carried out, the airline said.

“Effective from 17th August 2018, the airline will operate new and additional direct flights on the routes of Chennai-Thiruvanathapuram, Bengaluru-Kozhikode, Male-Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode-Chennai, and Dubai-Kozhikode,” it said.

SpiceJet will be deploying a mix of both Boeing 737 and Q400 on these routes.

SpiceJet said it is also offering passengers booked on flights to and from Kochi a full refund on cancellations, waiver of change fees and fare difference for the same sector and for booking an alternate flight for the next 10 days from date of travel.

Passengers have also been offered the option to take flights out of Coimbatore, Madurai, Tuticorin, Calicut and Trivandrum.

The tickets for the new flights are available for booking via normal channels.

Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Effective Dates Aircraft Type
SG 3073 Chennai Thiruvanathapuram 10:00 AM 11:20 AM 17-Aug Q-400
SG 91 Thiruvanathapuram Male 12:35 PM 2:25 PM 17-Aug Q-400
SG 92 Male Thiruvanathapuram 3:15 PM 5:00 PM 17-Aug Q-400
SG 3074 Thiruvanathapuram Chennai 5:55 PM 7:25 PM 17-Aug Q-400
SG 9425 Bengaluru Khozikhode 1:30 PM 2:35 PM 18-Aug Q-400
SG 9426 Khozikhode Bengaluru 2:55 PM 3:55 PM 18-Aug Q-400
SG 9467 Bengaluru Khozikhode 2:15 PM 3:20 PM 19 – 20Aug Q-400
SG 9468 Khozikhode Bengaluru 4:10 PM 5:15 PM 19 – 20Aug Q-400
SG 9465 Bengaluru Thiruvanathapuram 9:30 AM 10:55 AM 18 – 20Aug Q-400
SG 9466 Thiruvanathapuram Bengaluru 11:40 AM 1:05 PM 18 – 20Aug Q-400
SG 9073 Chennai Thiruvanathapuram 10:05 AM 11:40 AM 18 – 26Aug Q-400
SG 9074 Thiruvanathapuram Chennai 12:00 noon 1:35 PM 18 – 26Aug Q-400
SG 911 Bengaluru Thiruvanathapuram 12:25 PM 1:25 PM 20- 26Aug Boeing
SG 912 Thiruvanathapuram Bengaluru 1:55 PM 2:55 PM 20 – 26Aug Boeing
SG 608 Khozikhode Chennai 10:20 AM 11:35 AM 20 – 27Aug Boeing
SG 605 Chennai Khozikhode 8:40 PM 10:05 PM 19- 26Aug Boeing
SG 17 Khozikhode Dubai 11:30 PM 2:00 AM 19 – 26Aug Boeing
SG 18 Dubai Khozikhode 3:05 AM 8:45 AM 20 – 27Aug Boeing