HOME > BUSINESS > AVIATION > SpiceJet starts UDAN services starting at Rs 2,250

SpiceJet starts UDAN services starting at Rs 2,250

SpiceJet, which was the most aggressive in pursuing the affordable airfare plan called UDAN, today started its services under the scheme.

The airline started flights on the Mumbai-Porbandar route with at Rs 2,250 including all taxes and levies, while the fare on the Mumbai-Kandla and Kandla-Mumbai routes would be Rs 2,500.

The fourth and last flight unveiled today, Porbandar-Mumbai, would be priced at Rs 3,099.

The UDAN or Regional Connectivity Scheme scheme is meant to give a fillip to air travel to smaller cities and towns and create a habit of travelling by air among sections of the population who are not used to it.

Airlines were asked by the government to specify how much subsidy they wanted per passenger to offer these services. The one requiring the lowest subsidy was given the contract under the scheme.

“SpiceJet is the only airline which hasn’t sought subsidy or viability gap funding under this scheme,” the company said.

SpiceJet won six proposals and eleven routes under the first phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme. Out of the six proposals, four will cater to unserved markets of Adampur, Kandla, Puducherry and Jaisalmer whereas two will be for underserved markets of Porbandar and Kanpur.

SpiceJet’s Q-400 aircraft – SG 2873, operating on the Mumbai-Porbandar route, will depart from Mumbai for Porbandar at 09.30 AM, whereas SG 2874 will be operational on the Porbandar-Mumbai route departing at 11.05 am.

However, the return Porbandar-Mumbai fight will be a regular flight.

The airline will also be operating a daily direct flight on the Mumbai-Kandla route departing from Mumbai at 1.05 pm, whereas the flight on the Kandla-Mumbai route will depart at 3.10 pm.

The flights will start from 10 July.

Chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said his company will connect many more small towns and cities in times to come.

SpiceJet is one of India’s largest carriers with a fleet of 19 Bombardier Q400 planes, which can seat 78 passengers each, and 33 Boeing 737s.

Follow ULTRA.news
SpiceJet adds new flights from Surat to Mumbai, Hyderabad SpiceJet announced the launch of four new daily non-stop flights connecting Surat to Mumbai and Hyderabad.From July 10, there will be a new daily direct flight for the Mumbai-Surat-Mumbai sector. It will also start operating its second daily direct flight on the sector in th...
Reliance Infra defence unit inks one more deal to help with Rafale work Reliance Defence, the defence-focused subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, said it entered into yet another agreement with an overseas company. This time, the company said it tied up with Daher Aerospace, France, a supplier of integrated systems for aeroplanes.Daher makes ...
Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi offer free hotel stay to boost tourism In an effort to boost tourism in its home town of Abu Dhabi, government-controlled Etihad Airways announced a set of freebies and packages for passengers transiting through the Gulf city.The biggest freebies are for first class passengers. They will get two free nights at an...
SpiceJet enters e-commerce business with Amazon SpiceJet, arguably the most aggressive low-cost carrier in India, has entered the e-commerce business with a new venture named 'SpiceStyle!' and also tied up with online giant Amazon.SpiceStyle.com mostly offers fashion itemsProducts from the company will be available vi...
Jet Airways inks codeshare agreement with Aeromexico Jet Airways said it inked an agreement with Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico, to explore codeshare arrangements and shared frequent flyer programs. As part of the arrangement, both carriers will code on each other’s services between India and Mexico via common ...
GMR wins contract for Crete airport with partner GMR Airports Limited, a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd, said it won the contract to develop, operate and manage the new international airport of Heraklion at Crete in partnership with a Greek company.GMR Airports Limited will be the designated Airport Operator in the c...
Jet Airways starts pilot-training course, to create 380 pilots in five years Jet Airways launched a Commercial Pilot License training programme aimed at creating more than 380 professionals over the next five years, the company said.As part of the program, the first set of 60 cadets will begin training in the second half of 2017, with ground school a...
Jet Airways posts profit of Rs 23 cr for Q4 Jet Airways Group today announced its second successive profitable year for the year ended Mar. 31, 2017.For Q4 of FY17, the group reported a net profit of INR 23 crores. The Group reported a consolidated profit of INR 438 crores for the year. "Despite the challenges po...
SpiceJet announces anniversary sale starting at Rs 12 SpiceJet announced its ‘12th Anniversary Sale’, offering one-way base fares starting as low as Rs 12 plus taxes for travel on its domestic and international network. "The starting base fare of Rs 12, excluding applicable taxes and surcharge, is applicable on all direct do...
SpiceJet introduces self check-in for baggage in Mumbai SpiceJet has introduced self check-in for baggage at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji domestic airport.Customers flying with SpiceJet can now simply check-in their baggage at the self-service kiosks themselves up to 45 minutes prior to the departure time."Independent of...
SpiceJet starts daily flights to Male from Bangalore and Trivandrum SpiceJet, which has been expanding its network fast in recent months, today launched its daily direct flight services from Thiruvananthapuram to Male.The service will also be used to carry passengers from the Bangalore airport to Male via Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of K...
SpiceJet starts flights to Patna from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Kolkata SpiceJet, the airline that offers one of the most cost-effective set of fares in India, said it was starting daily flights to Patna from several cities in India, including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata.On Tuesday, the Bangalore flight will be replaced by a Chenna...
AirAsia offers 15% off to Reliance Jio customers AirAsia said it will offer a 15% discount to all customers of Reliance Jio for flights booked this month for travel between Jun 20 to Sep 30."All Reliance Jio customers get 15% off on domestic and international flights," the airline tweeted.The booking has to be done us...
SpiceJet chooses HSBC as its UPI partner SpiceJet has chosen HSBC Bank as its partner for receiving UPI payments on its website.UPI or Unified Payments Interface is an advanced, easy-to-use, cheap and real-time payment platform designed by the National Payments Corporation of India.Unlike more expensive payment ...
Spicejet adds 22 new flights SpiceJet added 19 new domestic and 3 new international flights under its revised summer schedule, taking its total daily flights to 360.New flights have been introduced in sectors like Surat-Jaipur, Surat-Hyderabad, Surat-Goa, Jammu-Dehradun, Jaipur- Chandigarh-Jammu, and Ben...
Reliance Jio launches Dhan Dhana Dhan offer with three times validity as Summer Surprise Reliance Jio is all set to relaunch its earlier 303 and 499 plan, but with three-times the earlier validity, according to sources.This would help it side-step issues around continuing with free services.UPDATE: The new offer will be called Dhan Dhana Dhan and will have ...
Air India lifts ban on Shiva Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Air India has been told to remove Shiva Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from its 'no fly list' after pressure from Gaikwad's party on the central government.According to reports, the MP had tried to book flight tickets again today morning, but could not.However, Air India ha...
Reliance Jio Summer Surprise plan capped at 1GB/day till Apr 15 Many of those who were looking forward to using more data per day than the 1 GB allotted to them under Reliance Jio's Happy New Year scheme are likely be disappointed as it looks like the 1 GB cap will remain under the Summer Surprise offer as well.Even those Prime Members wh...
SpiceJet awarded six routes under regional connectivity scheme SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, was today awarded 6 proposals and 11 routes under the first phase of the Government of India's UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme, the airline said.Out of the six finalised proposals, four will be to Adampur, Kandla, Pondiche...
Reliance Jio allows ‘queuing’ of 303, 499 recharges for 1 year Buy One, Get One offer valid till Mar 31With on four more days remaining before the start of paid services on Reliance Jio, India's largest telecom operator by volume, the company has urged its sales agents to promote the idea of 'queuing' up recharges for a year."We hav...
BSNL offers 30GB 3G data for Rs 549, 14GB for Rs 291 BSNL flyer for its 2GB/day offerBharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is now offering 30 GB of 3G data with a validity of 30 days for Rs 549 rupees under a promotional scheme till the end of the month.The scheme is intended to coincide with similar freebies announced by new entrant R...
BSNL offers 2GB/day + free calls for Rs 339 per month Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the state-owned telecom services provider, has launched India's cheapest daily-data pack at Rs 339 per month.For the amount, users will get 2 GB of 3G data plus 25 minutes of free calls per day.The closest tariff plan to this offer is from Re...
Airports Authority identifies eight airports for real estate development The Goa Airport operated by AAIAirports Authority of India said it has identified eight airports where it intends to carry out commercial real estate development once the government relaxes the relevant rule.The airports are Lucknow, Kolkata, Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubanes...
BSNL announces new postpaid plans with more data, unlimited calling Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the publicly owned telecom services provider, announced liberalization of its plans for postpaid customers, a month after doing so for prepaid subscribers.While it offers 1 GB data plus unlimited calling to prepaid subscribers for Rs 339, for pospaid...
Hindustan Aeronatics submits detailed proposal for Aerospace Univeristy A combat helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, India's biggest manufacturer of aeroplanes and related equipment, has submitted a detailed project report for setting up an aerospace university in the country, the government said.The university w...