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New Delhi, February 19, 2020
Low-cost carrier SpiceJet today announced its plans to launch 20 new domestic flights from March 29, 2020.
These will include non-stop services on the UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme) routes of Varanasi-Patna and Amritsar-Patna, a press release from the airline said.
SpiceJet will, on the commencement of these flights, become the first airline in the country to launch non-stop flights on the two routes.
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, the release said.
SpiceJet is also introducing new flights on the Guwahati-Patna, Hyderabad-Mangaluru, Bengaluru-Jabalpur, Patna-Varanasi and Mumbai-Aurangabad sectors.
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.
Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet said, “We are excited to announce the launch of 20 new domestic flights. As we add newer cities and flights to our network and provide affordable air travel options to more and more people, our focus remains firmly on connecting the unconnected parts of the country besides enhancing connectivity between metros and non-metros.”
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, the release said.