SpiceJet To Launch Third Daily Direct Flight On The UDAN Routes

Operations on Hyderabad-Pondicherry route to start from 16th August

Team DefenceAviationPost 

SpiceJet, one of the countey’s low-cost carrier, today announced its third daily direct flight on the UDAN routes of Hyderabad-Pondicherry-Hyderabad effective 16th August 2017.

In sync with the PM’s vision of transforming the lives of middle-class India, the announcement further reiterates SpiceJet’s commitment towards the national agenda of ‘Regional Connectivity’. SpiceJet is the only regional player under this scheme not to take any subsidy from the Government.

With this new flight, Pondicherry will be connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Tirupati, Ahemdabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Vijaywada and Varanasi with convenient onward connections.

SpiceJet has been awarded six proposals and 11 routes under the first phase of the Government of India’s UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme. Out of the six finalised proposals four will cater to unserved markets of Adampur, Kandla, Pondicherry and Jaisalmer whereas two will be for underserved markets of Porbandar and Kanpur. Flight operations have already commenced on Mumbai-Porbandar-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai routes from 10th July.

On the occasion, Ms Shilpa Bhatia – Sr. Vice President, Commercial, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet is glad to announce its third UDAN route and is proud to be a part of the nationalistic agenda of regional connectivity. The new flight will get Pondicherry closer to major destinations on SpiceJets’ network.”

With a fleet of 20 Bombardier Q400 planes, which can seat 78 passengers, SpiceJet is the largest and most organized regional player in the country.

SpiceJet’s Q-400 aircraft – SG 1004, operating on the Hyderabad-Pondicherry route, will depart from Hyderabad at 10.00 am and arrive at Pondicherry at 11.20 am, whereas SG 1005 will depart from Pondicherry at 11.40 am and arrive at Hyderabad at 1.10 pm.

The booking for the new flight is now open.


Flight Schedule

Flight No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Starting Fare (all in) Frequency
SG 1004 Hyderabad Pondicherry 10:00 11:20 Rs. 3040 Daily
SG 1005 Pondicherry Hyderabad 11:40 13:10 Rs. 2800 Daily

About SpiceJet Ltd

SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 380 average daily flights to 49 destinations, including 42 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 35 Boeing 737NG and 20 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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