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SpiceJet set to launch flights under UDAN scheme next month

No-frills carrier SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of its UDAN routes connecting Mumbai with Porbander and Kandla from July 10.

There will be two new daily direct flights from Mumbai-Probander-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai sectors. According to a statement issued by the airline, SpiceJet is the only airline which has not sought subsidy or viability gap funding under UDAN or Regional Connectivity Scheme.

SpiceJet was awarded six proposals and 11 routes under the first phase of the RCS. Out of the six proposals, four will cater to unserved markets of Adampur, Kandla, Puducherry and Jaisalmer while two will be for underserved markets of Porbandar and Kanpur.

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said, “it has been our constant endeavour to enable the common man to fly since we began operations 12 years back. We will connect many more small towns and cities in times to come.”

SpiceJet’s Q-400 aircraft SG 2873 operating on the Mumbai-Porbandar route will depart from Mumbai for Porbandar at 09.30 AM, whereas SG 2874 will be operational on the Porbandar-Mumbai route departing at 11.05 am. However, the return Porbandar-Mumbai fight will be a non-RCS flight.

The airline will also be operating a daily direct flight on the Mumbai-Kandla route departing from Mumbai at 1.05 pm, whereas the flight on the Kandla-Mumbai route will depart at 3.10 pm.

Under the UDAN scheme, the airline will be operating the new flights on the Mumbai-Porbandar route with RCS seats at Rs 2,250 whereas the fare on the Mumbai-Kandla and Kandla-Mumbai routes would be Rs 2,500.

Source: Deccan Herald

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