Kolkata, May 02: Spice Jet today announced the launch of 19 new flights connecting the financial capital of Mumbai with other cities on its domestic network.
The new flights will help direct connectivity and on-boarding non-metros and smaller cities onto the national aviation map. All these flights will be effective starting end of this week, it said in an emailed statement. SpiceJet is the first Indian LCC to introduce daily direct flights on the Mumbai-Madurai-Mumbai sector. The airline has also introduced new flights on the Mumbai-Jammu (via Srinagar), Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai and Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai sectors.
The carrier will also enhance its operations on the Mumbai-Srinagar, Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai and Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai by adding its second direct flight on the routes. Additionally the airline has enhanced operations on the routes of Srinagar-Jammu (3rdfrequency), Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai (4th frequency) and Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai (8th frequency).
All the new flights will be operational daily, except the one on the Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai sector which will be operational all days of the week except Tuesdays. Deploying its Boeing 737 – 800 aircraft on these routes, SpiceJet aims to further strengthen its network between metros and non-metros.
In order to cater to the increased demand created due to shortage of capacity, starting April 1, SpiceJet has announced 65 flights which includes 40 flights connecting Mumbai, 10 flights connecting Delhi and 8 flights connecting Mumbai to Delhi. Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue Officer, said: “We are taking all measures to deal with the shortage of capacity in the Indian aviation market. With these new and additional flights, we aim to minimize the inconvenience caused to the passengers due to the ongoing crisis within the aviation industry."
As a pro-active measure, to counter the ongoing sector crisis resulting in a huge shortage of capacity in the Indian aviation market, the airline has been working towards introducing new flights and frequencies to restore normalcy. The airline has in the past few weeks introduced a host of new flights from Mumbai on the routes of Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Amritsar-Mumbai, Mumbai-Mangalore-Mumbai and Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai sectors besides additional frequencies on the routes of Mumbai-Patna-Mumbai, Mumbai-Hyderabad-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai.
SpiceJet has also announced a slew of new non-stop international flights to Hong Kong, Jeddah, Dubai, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Bangkok and Kathmandu from Mumbai. With the new flights, passengers from Madurai, Jammu, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Jaipur and Guwahati will be able to travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via Mumbai and Delhi. (UNI)