Spicejet Launches Hyderabad-Colombo, Chennai-Patna Flights Along With Six Others Under UDAN Including Jaipur-Amritsar

SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q400 (@CanadainIndia/Twitter) 

The low-cost carrier Spicejet has announced a new International flight connecting Hyderabad to Colombo. It will also operate domestic flights connecting Chennai with Patna and Surat as well as six new flights under the Udey Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme of government, reports Ultra News.

The direct flights on the Hyderabad-Colombo route will start from 15 April while the domestic flights will be operated from 31 March.

The budget carrier also announced four new daily direct flights connecting Chennai with Patna and Surat. The move will reportedly make the Spicejet first such airline to operate flights on the Chennai-Patna route.

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Six new flights will also be introduced connecting Kishangarh-Ahmedabad, Lakhimpur-Guwahati and Jaipur-Amritsar route. These routes were reportedly rewarded to Spicejet under the third round of the regional connectivity scheme - UDAN.

The UDAN scheme is a regional airport development and air connectivity scheme initiated by the government of India to make flying affordable for common people of the country.

According to the report, the airline will deploy its fleet of Boeing 737-800 for the International and regular domestic routes while the UDAN routes will be served using its Bombardier Q-400 aircraft.

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