SpiceJet launches daily non-stop flight from Mumbai to Jeddah
SpiceJet has introduced a daily non-stop flight in the Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai route. The airline announced the launch of six new flights connecting the country’s financial capital to the holy city. The new flight to Jeddah is effective July 5 and the domestic flights are effective May 20.
Mumbai is the third destination after Hyderabad and Kozhikode which is being connected by SpiceJet with the pilgrim city of Jeddah. SpiceJet’s flight SG 68 will depart from Mumbai at 7.30 pm (all local times) and arrive in Jeddah at 10.15 pm on the same day. The return flight SG 69 will depart at 11.30 pm and reach Mumbai at 6.20 am on the following day. Celebrating the launch, SpiceJet has announced a special fare of INR 12,399 (all-inclusive) for Mumbai – Jeddah and INR 15,399 (all inclusive) for Jeddah – Mumbai.
Reiterating the airline’s commitment to augmenting direct connectivity between metros and key non-metro cities, SpiceJet has enhanced its operations in the Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai (second frequency) and Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai (second frequency) routes. SpiceJet has also announced a new flight connecting Guwahati to Bagdogra. It will deploy its Boeing 737 NG aircraft on both the international as well as domestic routes.
Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue Officer – SpiceJet said, “Mumbai has always been one of our key destinations and with the launch of these new flights we intend to further ramp up our presence from the city. We are delighted to announce our new flight connecting Mumbai with Jeddah which will offer more convenience and flexibility to passengers travelling between the two cities for pilgrimage, business or leisure.”
“The new domestic flights will help in minimising the passenger inconvenience caused due to the sudden shortage in capacity within the Indian aviation industry,” she added.
In order to cater to the increased demand created due to shortage of capacity, starting April 1, SpiceJet has announced 85 flights which include 54 flights connecting Mumbai, 16 flights connecting Delhi and eight flights between Mumbai and Delhi.
The airline has been consistently working towards introducing new flights and frequencies to restore normalcy. SpiceJet has in the past few weeks introduced a host of new flights from Mumbai to Madurai, Jammu (via Srinagar), Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Amritsar, Mangalore and Coimbatore besides additional frequencies to Goa, Chennai, Delhi, Patna, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
SpiceJet has also announced a slew of new international flights from Mumbai. The airline’s new Mumbai-Bangkok flight will be operational from May 17. In addition, SpiceJet will soon connect Mumbai with Hong Kong, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh and Kathmandu.
With the new flights, passengers from Jeddah, Dehradun, Guwahati and Bagdogra will be able to easily travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via Mumbai.