SpiceJet launches direct flight service between Kolkata and Surat

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SpiceJet ​– ​one of ​India’s budget airline​s announced ​on Tuesday the launch of daily direct flight service connecting the cities of Kolkata and Surat. Flights are now open for sale on all direct and indirect channels​.

​A statement from ​SpiceJet ​said it ​is the first airline to offer direct flights on the route, which will be effective from 1st July, 2017. Tickets for sale are now open.

SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft – SG 876, operating on the Patna – Kolkata – Surat route, will depart from Kolkata for Surat at 10.50 AM. The schedule will be operational for the period 1st July 2017 to 31st August 2017. Starting 1st September 2017, the same aircraft will start from Kolkata at 10.20 AM. The flight from Surat – SG 877, will take off from the city at 2.15 PM.

The city of Surat, an emerging business center in Gujarat, is also one of India’s a key textile hubs. The city is engaged in yarn production, weaving, embroidery among others and also is the foremost supplier of polyester across India. It is also a key hub for the diamond industry in the country.

SpiceJet already operates multiple non-stop flights from Surat to key metro and non-metro cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur etc. The city is also connected to a host of other Indian cities through SpiceJet’s pan India onward connections.

With the launch of this new flight, the airline aims to tap the emerging potential business travelers from both the cities who are also frequent travelers. Leisure travelers will also be benefitted with an added flying option and convenient flight timing.

The L​ist of new connections now open for sale :

F​light Schedule

Flight No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency Effective Dates
SG-876 Kolkata Surat 10:50 13:30 Daily 01-Jul-17

31 August 2017

SG-876 Kolkata Surat 10:20 13:00 Daily 01-Sep-17 onwards
SG-877 Surat Kolkata 14:15 16:55 Daily 01-Jul-17 onwards

 

SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 350 average daily flights to 46 destinations, including 39 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 32 Boeing 737NG and 17 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India, as an additional fee option.

SpiceJet was conferred the CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround in FY 2016 (Feb., 2017) ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016’,  ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’ for Mr Singh,  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016’ at the AsiaOne Awards at Singapore ( Jan., 2017).

These added to the tally of global recognitions received throughout 2016.  Some of the key accolades that were conferred in 2016 are ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ received by Mr Ajay Singh at WTM London (Nov 2016), ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas (Sep 2016), Smart Check In Initiatives awarded at CIO 100 India Symposium & Awards in Pune (Sep 2016), ‘Best Employee Engagement’ amongst 104 corporate entries at the 4th DMA – Thomas Assesments National Award for Excellence in Talent Management in New Delhi (Aug 2016), Best Transportation brand as well as the Best Airline Brand in India for 2016 by Brand Trust Report (Apr 2016) and the four Best Domestic Airline Awards, one for each of the four regions of India by DDP TravTalk.​

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