The Hush Post| 10:08am |one-minute-read
SpiceJet has announced a daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Lilabari route under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN.
The airline has also announced a new direct flight connecting Kolkata with Jabalpur and an additional flight on Hyderabad-Jabalpur route. All new flights and frequencies will commence January 15 onwards.
The market of Lilabari, located in Lakhimpur, Assam, was awarded to SpiceJet. It was awarded under the second phase of Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme.
Lilabari is the airline’s tenth destination under it. “SpiceJet is celebrating the launch by announcing an introductory promotional fare starting at Rs. 3,700 on Kolkata-Lilabari and Lilabari-Kolkata routes, Rs. 3,969 on Kolkata-Jabalpur and Rs. 3,949 on Jabalpur-Kolkata, routes,” as per a statement issued by the airline.
The airline will deploy its Bombardier Q400s on all these routes. The main objective of (UDAN) is to connect small towns of India at affordable fares. Owing to its close proximity to Arunachal Pradesh, the Lilabari airport serves both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
SpiceJet was awarded 22 new sectors under the second phase of UDAN scheme, 19 catered to unconnected markets of Kannur (Kerala), Darbhanga (Bihar), Ozar (Nashik), Pakyong (Sikkim), Kishangarh (Rajasthan), Lilabari (Assam), Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Bokaro (Jharkhand) and Solapur (Maharashtra), whereas three were for the unnconnected markets of Hubli (Karnataka).
The private domestic flights do give a lot of offers during the year-end to entice customers. The small towns tier 2 and 3 cities customers are the biggest gainers in times of such offers.