SpiceJet, the country’s fastest growing low-cost carrier, announced 20 new flights that will lift off from March 29.
This will take the total flights operated by the airline to over 620 per day.
The new flights connect cities such as Guwahati, Patna, Hyderabad, Varanasi and others (see image for full schedule).
The new flights including India’s only non-stop flights on the Varanasi-Patna and Amritsar-Patna sectors. The airline currently operates 49 flights under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme.
“With the commencement of these new flights, the airline will now operate a total of 52 flights connecting 12 cities under the regional connectivity scheme. This is the highest number of flights being operated by any Indian airline under RCS,” it said.
Other sectors on which new flights are being introduced are Guwahati-Patna, Hyderabad-Mangaluru, Bengaluru-Jabalpur, Patna-Varanasi and Mumbai-Aurangabad.
The airline will also enhance its operations with additional frequencies on the routes of Mumbai-Bagdogra (2nd frequency), Mumbai-Chennai (5th frequency), Hyderabad-Mangaluru (2nd frequency) and Guwahati-Delhi (2nd frequency) sectors.
All the new flights introduced will be operational daily and the airline will deploy a mix of its Boeing 737-800 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft on all these routes.
SpiceJet also announced introductory all-inclusive promotional fares of Rs 2211 on Guwahati-Patna, Rs 1687 on Patna-Guwahati, Rs 2257 on Hyderabad-Mangaluru, Rs 1517 on Mangaluru-Hyderabad, INR 2147 on Bengaluru-Jabalpur, INR 2474 on Jabalpur-Bengaluru, INR 2711 on Varanasi-Patna, INR 2665 on Patna-Varanasi, INR 4780 on Amritsar-Patna, INR 4736 on Patna-Amritsar, INR 2567 on Mumbai-Aurangabad and INR 2034 on Aurangabad-Mumbai routes.
The company, which also flies to 9 international cities, has a fleet of 82 Boeing 737, two Airbus A320, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and five B737 freighters.
It has increased its operations by about 40% since the demise of Jet Airways, one of India’s biggest airlines, a year ago.