Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia flags-off SpiceJet’s maiden flight from Bhavnagar to Delhi
First and only airline to connect Bhavnagar with Delhi and Surat, Gwalior with Jaipur, Kishangarh (Ajmer) with Mumbai, Pune with Tirupati and Varanasi with Dehradun through non-stop flights
To also connect Bhavnagar with Mumbai
New Delhi, NFAPost: SpiceJet launched 14 new flights including 12 industry-first non-stop flights. While SpiceJet will be the first and only airline to connect Bhavnagar-Delhi, Bhavnagar-Surat, Gwalior-Jaipur, Kishangarh (Ajmer)-Mumbai, Pune-Tirupati and Varanasi-Dehradun, the airline will also launch a non-stop flight connecting Bhavnagar with Mumbai.
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged-off the inaugural SpiceJet flight from Bhavnagar to Delhi virtually in the presence of Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation, General (Dr) V K Singh (Retd), Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation Pradeep Singh Kharola, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation Usha Padhee and SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani attended the event virtually. Other dignitaries who attended the inauguration from Gujarat included Gujarat Minister of Education, Law & Justice, Legislative & Parliamentary Affairs, Salt Industry, Cow Breeding and Civil Aviation Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Navsari Member of Parliament C.R. Patil, Bhavnagar Member of Parliament, Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal, Bhavnagar (East) MLA & Minister Women and Child Welfare Education and Pilgrimage Vibhavariben Vijaybhai Dave and Bhavnagar (West) MLA Jitendrabhai Savjibhai Vaghani.
The inaugural flight took-off from Bhavnagar at 3:45 PM.
Speaking at the event, SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh said in line with our commitment to enhance regional connectivity and put the smaller cities on the country’s aviation map, SpiceJet is launching 14 new flights, out of which as many as 12 – Bhavnagar-Delhi, Bhavnagar-Surat, Gwalior-Jaipur, Kishangarh (Ajmer)-Mumbai, Pune-Tirupati and Varanasi-Dehradun are industry first flights.
“We will also be connecting Bhavnagar with Mumbai. Bhavnagar is the sixth big city in Gujarat where SpiceJet will fly to. Home to the world’s largest ship breaking yard, Bhavnagar has great potential for both business and leisure travellers and the increased air connectivity will help further boost trade and tourism,” said Ajay Singh.
While flights from Bhavnagar to Delhi and Mumbai will operate on all days except Tuesdays, the airline will connect Bhavnagar with Surat and Pune with Tirupati thrice-a-week. Flights between Jaipur and Gwalior and Kishangarh (Ajmer) and Mumbai will operate four days a week and those between Varanasi and Dehradun will operate on all days.
With the launch of the new flight services, passengers from Bhavnagar can now conveniently travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from Delhi and Mumbai.
The airline will be deploying Q400 aircraft on these routes. Bookings are now open on www.spicejet.com, SpiceJet’s mobile app and through online travel portals and travel agents.