SpiceJet to launch third flight under Udan scheme

SpiceJet to launch third flight under Udan scheme

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 19:53 hrs
A SpiceJet passenger plane moves on the runway at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Monday said that it will launch its third flight under the air regional connectivity scheme -- Udan -- on the Hyderabad-Pondicherry-Hyderabad route from August 16, 2017.

The airline pointed out that the flight will be operated on a Bombardier Q400 aircraft that can seat 78 passengers.

SpiceJet had been awarded six proposals and 11 routes under the first phase of the government'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," the airline said in a statement.

"Flight operations have already commenced on Mumbai-Porbandar-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai routes from 10th July."

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