Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SpiceJet launches direct flight service between Kolkata and Surat

SpiceJet ​– ​one of ​India’s budget airline​s announced ​on Tuesday the launch of daily direct flight service connecting the cities of Kolkata and Surat. Flights are now open for sale on all direct and indirect channels​.

​A statement from ​SpiceJet ​said it ​is the first airline to offer direct flights on the route, which will be effective from 1st July, 2017. Tickets for sale are now open.

SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft – SG 876, operating on the Patna – Kolkata – Surat route, will depart from Kolkata for Surat at 10.50 AM. The schedule will be operational for the period 1st July 2017 to 31st August 2017. Starting 1st September 2017, the same aircraft will start from Kolkata at 10.20 AM. The flight from Surat – SG 877, will take off from the city at 2.15 PM.

The city of Surat, an emerging business center in Gujarat, is also one of India’s a key textile hubs. The city is engaged in yarn production, weaving, embroidery among others and also is the foremost supplier of polyester across India. It is also a key hub for the diamond industry in the country.

SpiceJet already operates multiple non-stop flights from Surat to key metro and non-metro cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur etc. The city is also connected to a host of other Indian cities through SpiceJet’s pan India onward connections.

With the launch of this new flight, the airline aims to tap the emerging potential business travelers from both the cities who are also frequent travelers. Leisure travelers will also be benefitted with an added flying option and convenient flight timing.
09/05/17 Defence Aviation Post

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