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SpiceJet launches flights between Kochi and Hyderabad

SpiceJet has launched nonstop flights between Kochi and Hyderabad, a business heavy route it was absent on. The airline will compete with Indigo and GoFirst on this route.

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SpiceJet has launched flights between the capitals of Indian states of Telangana and Kerala. The inaugural flight took off on 1st July 2021. The Indian low-cost carrier will fly 3-times-a-week between Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and Cochin (Kochi) International Airport.

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The scheduled for this new route is:

  • Hyderabad-Kochi
  • Departure time: 16:15
  • Arrival time: 17:45
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: SG342
  • Frequency: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Kochi-Hyderabad
  • Departure time: 14:15
  • Arrival time: 15:45
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: SG341
  • Frequency: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

SpiceJet will deploy a Boeing B737-800 on this route. Note that the Hyderabad-Kochi leg is a continuation of the Kolkata-Guwahati-Hyderabad flight, meaning that the airline will operate a total of three flights under the same flight number. SpiceJet flight number SG341 will run as Kolkata-Guwahati-Hyderabad-Kochi and SG342 will run as Kochi-Hyderabad-Guwahati-Kolkata.

Rival Indian low cost carrier Indigo and GoFirst both operates flights on this route. Indigo operates twice-daily flights (increasing to 3-times-a-day in August 2021) while GoFirst operates a daily flight.

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