SpiceJet to launch direct flights from Mumbai to 5 international destinations starting May-end

SpiceJet to launch direct flights from Mumbai to 5 international destinations starting May-end
The airline will launch daily direct flights on Mumbai-Colombo, Mumbai-Dhaka, Mumbai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Hong Kong and Mumbai-Kathmandu sectors from next month (Representational Image)

Budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of non-stop flights from Mumbai to five international destinations, starting next month.

The airline is expected to start the services – connecting the financial capital to Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Hong Kong & Kathmandu – from the end of May.

In a release, the carrier said it would be the first Indian budget carrier to launch daily direct flights on the Mumbai-Colombo, Mumbai-Dhaka, Mumbai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Hong Kong and Mumbai-Kathmandu sectors.

Boeing 737 NG aircraft would be deployed in the new routes.

“We are delighted to connect a large number of popular international destinations from Mumbai, a city that has always been a key and integral part of our network,” SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said.

Riyadh and Kathmandu are two upcoming international destinations for the airline. Meanwhile, SpiceJet already connects Mumbai with a non-stop flight to Dubai and the newly introduced daily direct flight to Bangkok.

“The airline already operates flights to Colombo from Chennai and Madurai, Dhaka from Kolkata, Dubai from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Amritsar, Jaipur and Madurai, Hong Kong from Delhi and Jeddah from Hyderabad; besides an upcoming flight from Kozhikode,” the release said.

The airline is also reportedly touted to be the top beneficiary of the slot transfer process which was initiated after Jet Airways’ active fleet got reduced to 35 planes last month.

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