SpiceJet announces 20 new non-stop flights on domestic routes

NEW DELHI: SpiceJet today said that they will launch 20 new non-stop flights on domestic routes starting from February 11, 2018.

"With this, the airline also strengthens its network across South with 18 new flights. Out of these 18 flights, ten will be catering to the popular tourist destinations in the state of Andhra Pradesh. SpiceJet also will become the only carrier to operate between Kolkata - Jabalpur and Bengaluru - Puducherry with daily direct flights. The new flights connecting the metro cities with the non-metros will give fresh impetus to the airlines regional connectivity theme - 'Connect the unconnected," the airline said in a release.

The airline is all set to introduce daily direct flights on the Bengaluru - Rajahmundry, Chennai - Mangalore and Guwahati - Chennai routes and a direct flight between Bengaluru - Tirupati, which would operate on all days except Tuesdays, the release added.

Airline said that they aim to further connect non-metro destinations this year. "Enhanced connectivity remains at the core of SpiceJet and we aim to further expand our network by connecting more non-metro destinations with metro destinations in the current year," Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales & Revenue Officer - SpiceJet was quoted in the release.

SpiceJet will also enhance its operations on the Chennai - Vishakhapatnam (second frequency), Kolkata - Vishakhapatnam (second frequency), Chennai - Vijayawada (third frequency) and Bengaluru - Chennai (fifth frequency) routes with non-stop additional frequencies. While the airline will operate daily flights between Chennai - Vishakhapatnam, Kolkata - Vishakhapatnam and Chennai - Vijayawada, services between Bengaluru - Chennai will be operational on all days except Tuesdays.

The airline said that it will serve all the routes with its Bombardier Q400 aircraft except for the Chennai - Guwahati route, where it will deploy its Boeing 737 aircraft.

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