SpiceJet adds Lilabari as its tenth destination under UDAN

Jaipur, December 26, 2018: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite carrier, today announced the introduction of a daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Lilabari route, under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN. The un-served market of Lilabari, located in the Lakhimpur district of Assam, was awarded to the airline under UDAN II.

Reiterating the airline’s focus on regional connectivity agenda, SpiceJet also announced a new direct flight connecting Kolkata with Jabalpur and an additional frequency on Hyderabad-Jabalpur route. All new flights and frequencies are scheduled to commence from 15th January, 2019.

SpiceJet is celebrating the launch by announcing an introductory promotional fare starting at INR 3700/- on Kolkata-Lilabari and Lilabari-Kolkata routes, INR 3969/- on Kolkata-Jabalpur and INR 3949 /- on Jabalpur-Kolkata, routes.

The airline will deploy its Bombardier Q400s on all these routes.

Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales & Revenue Officer – SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is extremely proud to add the picturesque destination of Lilabari on its domestic network. We have always remained steadfast in enhancing connectivity to the north eastern region of India which owing to its difficult topography has always suffered from connectivity limitations. Lilabari is our first destination in Assam under the UDAN scheme and we are confident that the new flight will provide impetus to the tourism potential of the state.”

Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Lilabari is a town renowned for its splendor and tranquility.  It is also well-known for adventure sports offering aficionados to indulge in trekking, rafting, mountaineering etc. Owing to its close proximity to Arunachal Pradesh, the Lilabari airport serves both the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

With the addition of the Kolkata-Lilabari-Kolkata flight, SpiceJet will operate 25 flights under UDAN on the routes of Delhi-Kishangarh-Delhi, Kolkata-Pakyong-Kolkata, Guwahati-Pakyong-Guwahati, Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad, Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur, Delhi-Adampur-Delhi, Chennai-Hubli-Chennai, Ahmedabad-Jaisalmer-Ahmedabad, Surat-Jaisalmer-Surat and Delhi-Kanpur-Delhi.

SpiceJet was awarded 22 new sectors under the Government of India’s UDAN II. Out of these 22, 19 catered to unserved markets of Kannur (Kerala), Darbhanga (Bihar), Ozar (Nashik), Pakyong (Sikkim), Kishangarh (Rajasthan), Lilabari (Assam), Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Bokaro(Jharkhand) and Solapur (Maharashtra) whereas 3 were for the underserved markets of Hubli (Karnataka).

With the new flights, passengers from Lilabari and Jabalpur can now easily travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Bookings are now open on www.spicejet.com, SpiceJet’s mobile app and through online travel portals and travel agents.

Flight Schedule:

Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency Starting Fare

(INR)

SG 2941 Hyderabad Jabalpur 5:40 AM 7:40 AM Daily 2900/-
SG 2942 Jabalpur Hyderabad 8:30 PM 10:15 PM Daily  2900/-
SG 2942 Kolkata Jabalpur 6:10 PM 8:10 PM Daily  3969/-
SG 2941 Jabalpur Kolkata 8:00 AM 10:10 AM Daily  3949/-
SG 3345 Kolkata Lilabari 10:40 AM 12:35 PM Daily  3700/-
SG 3346 Lilabari Kolkata 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Daily  3700/-

 

About SpiceJet Ltd

SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 454 average daily flights to 57 destinations, including 49 domestic and 8 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 42 Boeing 737 MAX and NG jets and 25 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.

SpiceJet also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes. SpiceJet is the first Indian airline to offer end-to-end cargo services and the airline’s freighters fleet consist of Boeing 737 aircraft.

SpiceJet’s standing as the country’s favourite airline has been further reinforced by the multiple awards and recognitions which includes the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership Award to Ajay Singh, , Global ‘Low-Cost Leadership Award’ conferred to Mr Singh at the Airline Strategy Awards 2018 in London, ‘BML Munjal Awards 2018’ for ‘Business Excellence through Learning and Development’, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ Award at Wings India 2018, ‘EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation’ by Ernst & Young, The CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround in FY 2016, ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016’, ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016’ at the AsiaOne Awards held in Singapore, ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ at WTM London, ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ award at the 10th ASSOCHAM International Conference & Awards (Civil Aviation & Tourism).

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