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SpiceJet adds Adampur as its 6th destination under Regional Connectivity Scheme
New Delhi, April 15, 2018
Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced the addition of Adampur in Punjab as its sixth destination under UDAN, the Government's Regional Connectivity Scheme, from May 1.
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla made the first online booking for the Adampur-Delhi sector at an event organised in Jalandhar yesterday.
A press release from SpiceJet said it was the first and only airline to connect Delhi with Adampur with direct flights.
With the addition of Adampur-Delhi UDAN route, SpiceJet will operate seven daily UDAN flights. The airline had launched services on the Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla, Jaipur-Jaisalmer and Hyderabad-Puducherry routes under the UDAN scheme last year. SpiceJet also recently announced the Hubli-Chennai and Hubli-Hyderabad UDAN routes which will be in operation from May 14.
“SpiceJet has been among the pace-setters for UDAN which we believe has the potential to democratize and broaden air connectivity to the last mile in a country where flying is still beyond the reach of most. We are proud to add Adampur on to our pan-India network. We expect businesses and industrial trading to receive an immediate boost from the direct connectivity while promoting medical tourism and strengthening the economy of the city. Our flight will also offer immense flexibility and convenience to frequent NRI travellers residing in this region," Ms. Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue officer, SpiceJet said.
The second largest military airbase of India, Adampur houses a large number of non-residential Indians from Doaba, the NRI belt of Punjab.
With no direct air connectivity, a typical traveller has to travel to Delhi via an Amritsar flight.
Deploying its Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the route, SG 8731 will take off from Delhi at 3.30 pm and reach Adampur at 4.45 pm. The return flight, SG 8732, will take off at 5.05 pm and reach Delhi at 6.15 pm.
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