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SpiceJet announces new domestic and international flights

Indian low cost carrier on 6th January,2021, announced 21 new domestic and international flights that will begin next week.

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International Expansion

The Indian carrier will launch a new twice-weekly route from Mumbai to Ras Al Khaimah while also increasing its frequency from Delhi. Starting 12th January,2021, Delhi-Ras Al Khaimah service will be increased to four times a week using a Boeing B737-800. This expansion comes over a year after SpiceJet announced plans to open a Middle East base in Ras Al Khaimah, similar to what Wizz Air has done in Abu Dhabi. However, this plan has not yet been finalised due to regulatory issues.

Domestic expansion

Jharsuguda will see direct flights from both Mumbai and Bengaluru. Photo: Alamy

SpiceJet will launch flights starting 12th January,2021, from both Mumbai and Bengaluru to the industrial hub of Jharsuguda in Odisha using Boeing B737. SpiceJet is the first and only airline to connect this route as it aims at enhancing connectivity between metro and non-metro cities.

Besides, the airline will now operate a Boeing 737 on the Delhi-Jharsuguda route instead of a Bombardier Q400 thereby offering additional capacity.

Hyderabad, which will see its 1st US route to Chicago next week, will see 3 new SpiceJet regional routes. SpiceJet will launch flights from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and Vijayawada.

The airline will also add flights between Bengaluru and Belagavi & Mumbai and Porbandar. Additionally, the airline has augmented its operations by upgrading frequency to daily on the Delhi-Jalandhar-Delhi sector and will add a third frequency on Delhi-Dharamshala-Delhi sector. The low cost carrier also said that it would also launch new flights on the Kolkata-Kochi and the Kochi-Delhi sectors.

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