MUMBAI, May 2: No-frills carrier SpiceJet
Thursday announced launch of 19 more flights connecting
the city with various other domestic destinations, beginning
This the fourth time SpiceJet has been expanding its
network in less than a month, particularly since the grounding
of Jet Airways last month.
With these additional flights, since April 1, SpiceJet
has added 65 new flights which includes 40 flights connecting
Mumbai, 10 connecting Delhi and eight flights connecting
Mumbai and Delhi, as per the release.
All the new flights will be operational daily, except
the services on the Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai sector, which will be
operational all days except Tuesdays, the airline said.
With the new flights, its connectivity to Madurai,
Jammu, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Jaipur and Guwahati with Mumbai
will improve considerably, the airline added.
“We are taking all measures to deal with the shortage
of capacity in the market. With these new and additional
flights, we aim to minimise the inconvenience caused to
passengers due to the ongoing crisis in the industry,” said
Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue officer.
As part of this latest expansion, SpiceJet will
provide connectivity to Madurai from Mumbai with a direct
daily flight, the first by any domestic low-cost airline, the
Besides, the airline has also introduced new flights on
the Mumbai-Jammu (via Srinagar), Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai and
It also said the operations on the Mumbai-Srinagar,
Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai and
Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai are being scaled up by adding a second
direct flight on these routes.
Additionally, the airline has also enhanced operations
on Srinagar-Jammu route with a third frequency and on Mumbai-
Chennai-Mumbai route with an additional fourth flight.
The ariline will deploy Boeing 737s on these routes.