SpiceJet, the fastest expanding airline in India, announced the launch of eight new international and domestic flights which will start from February 2020.
Among the new routes is Ahmedabad-Jeddah, making the airline the first to do so. “Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital and a key transit point for thousands of Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca and Medina,” it said.
The flight is effective from 20th February, 2020.
SpiceJet also introduced daily flights on the Ahmedabad- Hyderabad route.
The airline has also enhanced its operations with additional frequencies on sectors like Bengaluru – Chennai – Bengaluru (6th frequency), Bengaluru – Vijayawada – Bengaluru (4th frequency). These flights will operate daily except on Tuesdays.
SpiceJet said it will service the routes using a mix of 90-seater Bombardier Q400 aircraft and 189-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
SpiceJet is celebrating the launch by announcing introductory all-inclusive promotional fares starting at Rs 12,895 on Ahmedabad – Jeddah and Rs 9,860 on Jeddah – Ahmedabad routes.
Bookings are now open.
The airline has started around 130 new flights over the last 9 months as it expands to fill the vacuum left by Jet Airways, the pioneer of private sector air travel in India.
Jet Airways was grounded early last year after it ran out of funds due to mounting losses.