Friday, March 24, 2017

SpiceJet relaunching its Delhi-Surat services from March 26

Surat: After terminating its services from the diamond city for two-long years, SpiceJet is re-launching its flight services from the Surat airport starting from March 26.
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha will be visiting the diamond city to flag off the Spice Jet aircraft from Surat to Delhi on March 26. Spice Jet will be operating two daily flights between Surat and Delhi.
Earlier, Air India (AI), which is already operating two daily Airbus between Surat and Delhi, announced its plan to operate the morning Airbus to Delhi via Rajkot. The decision came as a big surprise for the Surti fliers starting from March 27, allegedly for allowing the smooth operation of Spice Jet.
The AI's decision was highly opposed by the Surti fliers including the air-connectivity crusaders and the two BJP MPs from Navsari and Surat, who immediately contacted the AI CMD for revoking the decision to fly the Airbus to Delhi via Rajkot.
Meanwhile, SpiceJet is preparing for the launch of its Surat-Delhi services after two long years following the ill-fated buffalo-hit incident reported in November-2014.
24/03/17 Melvyn Reggie Thomas/Times of India