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New Delhi, February 27, 2020
Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced the launch of 11 new flights scheduled to commence operations from March 29.
These include two new flights on the Jalandhar-Jaipur-Jalandhar route under UDAN, the regional connectivity scheme (RCS), a press release from the airline said here on Wednesday.
Spicejet is already the largest operator under UDAN, the release said. With the commencement of this new route, the airline will operate a total of 54 flights connecting 12 cities under the regional connectivity scheme. This is the highest number of flights being operated by any Indian airline under RCS.
SpiceJet will also introduce non-stop flights on the Mumbai-Leh, Leh-Srinagar and Srinagar-Mumbai routes for the first time on its network. Passengers travelling between Leh and Mumbai will be flying via Srinagar.
The airline will also enhance its operations with additional frequencies on Mumbai-Rajkot (2nd frequency), Delhi-Dharamshala (3rd frequency) and Bengaluru-Vijayawada (5th frequency) sectors. SpiceJet had recently announced the launch of 20 new domestic flights starting operations from March 29.
All the new flights introduced will be operational daily except the flight on the Bengaluru-Vijayawada-Bengaluru route which will operate on all days except Wednesdays. The airline will deploy a mix of its Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft on these routes.
Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet said, “Providing air connectivity to the smaller towns and cities of India has always been a top priority for SpiceJet. As the country’s largest regional operator, we have been consistently adding new flights and sectors under UDAN and with the latest addition SpiceJet will operate 54 daily flights under regional connectivity scheme. We hope our new flights to Leh, Srinagar and Dharmashala will help cater to the increased demand from leisure as well as business travellers.”