SpiceJet announces 62 new flights

Low cost carrier SpiceJet has announced 62 new domestic and international flights, including two new flights to Muscat in Oman.

The other flights cover almost all regions of the country and involve nearly all the major airports in India (see chart at the bottom).

Out of the 62, four are international and 58 are domestic flights.

It said it has become the first and only Indian carrier to launch flights on Delhi-Kandla-Delhi sector.

The airline is also introducing flight services on Ahmedabad-Goa-Ahmedabad, Goa-Hyderabad-Goa, Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai, Ahmedabad-Kolkata-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Durgapur-Delhi, Hyderabad-Mumbai-Hyderabad, Kochi-Kolkata–Kochi, Pune-Chennai-Pune, Madurai-Delhi-Madurai and Mangalore-Delhi-Mangalore sectors.

SpiceJet will enhance its operations with additional frequencies on the Kolkata–Bagdogra–Kolkata (2nd frequency), Delhi–Varanasi–Delhi (2nd frequency), Bengaluru–Patna (2nd frequency), Delhi-Dharmshala-Delhi (2nd frequency), Delhi–Kolkata–Delhi (3rd frequency), Bengaluru-Kolkata (3rd frequency) besides a few other sectors as well. The airline will deploy a mix of its Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft on all these routes.

It also announced promotional fares of Rs 6,839 on Ahmedabad-Muscat, Rs 9,019 on Muscat-Ahmedabad, Rs 9,798 on Delhi-Muscat and Rs 8,805 on Muscat-Delhi sectors.

Today’s announcement is the first in more than six months where an airline is announcing new flights.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, SpiceJet was expanding aggressively to capture the market vacuum created by the demise of Jet Airways, formerly the No.1 private airline in India.

However, like elsewhere in the world, domestic airline operations have been curtailed to a large extent by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we are slowly returning back to normalcy and there is a continued improvement in demand, we are delighted to launch 62 new flights on our domestic and international network which will provide our customers with multiple travel options,” said Shilpa Bhatia, chief commercial officer of SpiceJet.

“We are confident of seeing very good demand on all the routes we have announced.”

Bookings are now open on www.spicejet.com, SpiceJet’s mobile app and through online travel portals and travel agents.