SpiceJet offers 19 more flights from city from May 4


MUMBAI, May 2: No-frills carrier SpiceJet
Thursday announced launch of 19 more flights connecting
the city with various other domestic destinations, beginning

the weekend.

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

release said.

Besides, the airline has also introduced new flights on

the Mumbai-Jammu (via Srinagar), Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai and

Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai sectors.

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.