SpiceJet launches daily Mumbai-Jeddah flight
17 May 2019
Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday launched daily non-stop flight to Saudi Arabia's Jeddah from Mumbai, including a daily non-stop flight on Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai sector from 5 July. There will be six new flights connecting Jeddah with Mumbai.
Mumbai is SpiceJet’s third destination to be connected to Jeddah after Hyderabad and Kozhikode.
SpiceJet also announced a special fare of Rs12,399 (all inclusive) for Mumbai–Jeddah and Rs15,399 (all inclusive) for Jeddah-Mumbai.
SpiceJet and rival IndiGo also announced new domestic services as the airlines ramp up capacity to fill the vacuum left after Jet Airways ceased operations from mid-April.
The two will also operate new services connecting Kolkata and Mumbai.
SpiceJet has also enhanced its operations on the Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai (second frequency) and Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai (second frequency) sectors. SpiceJet has also announced a new flight connecting Guwahati to Bagdogra. SpiceJet will deploy its Boeing 737 NG aircraft on both the international as well as domestic routes.
Starting 1 April, SpiceJet announced 85 flights, which include 54 flights connecting Mumbai, 16 flights connecting Delhi and 8 flights between Mumbai and Delhi.
Over the past few weeks, SpiceJet has introduced new flights from Mumbai to Madurai, Jammu (via Srinagar), Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Amritsar, Mangalore, Coimbatore besides additional frequencies to Goa, Chennai, Delhi, Patna, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
SpiceJet has also announced a slew of new international flights from Mumbai. The airline’s new Mumbai-Bangkok flight will be operational from today. In addition, SpiceJet will soon connect Mumbai with Hong Kong, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, and Kathmandu.
India’s biggest carrier IndiGo has also announced new flights from Kolkata, according to a PTI report. The airline will also start a third direct flight on Delhi-Kathmandu route from 4 July. Effective 20 July, IndiGo will operate daily non-stop flights on Shillong-Kolkata and Raipur-Kolkata route with its ATR-18 aircraft.
"We are strengthening our network from Kolkata with six new flights including a new RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) route. Kolkata-Shillong-Kolkata, our next RCS route, will significantly increase connectivity and tourist traffic in the northeast region," PTI quoted chief commercial officer of IndiGo William Boulter as saying on Wednesday.