SpiceJet has launched 46 new non-stop flights on its domestic network to capitalise on the opportunity presented by smaller and unconnected towns and cities in India.
The new flights will start in phases from the end of the month and will include Rajkot as the airline’s 54th destination on the domestic network.
Ajay Singh’s company will also launch services on the Chennai-Durgapur UDAN route.
SpiceJet’s Chairman and Managing Director said that he was excited to launch new flights to prime industrial centres.
Singh said: “As we add newer cities and flights to our network providing affordable air travel options to more and more people, our focus remains firmly on connecting the unconnected parts of the country.
“We are absolutely bullish on the growth potential of the smaller cities and towns of India and see great demand on the routes we have announced.”
As part of its strategy for enhancing regional connectivity, the airline will be the first carrier in the country to launch non-stop flight services on the Pune-Jodhpur and Chennai- Durgapur routes.
The airline will use a mix of Boeing 737 NG and Bombardier Q400 aircraft on its new routes.
With the new flights, passengers from cities such as Rajkot, Aurangabad, Jodhpur, Varanasi, Shirdi, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam will be able to travel to a larger cities on SpiceJet’s domestic and international network.