Wednesday, January 06, 2021

India's SpiceJet to add direct flights to new Gulf hub RAK from Mumbai

Indian budget airline SpiceJet on Wednesday announced augmenting its flight services to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the carrier’s newly set up hub in the Gulf region, with plans to launch direct services from Mumbai.

SpiceJet said it will also increase the frequency of its flights from Delhi to RAK from twice a week to four flights a week.

SpiceJet’s Mumbai-RAK flights will commence from January 15, and will be operational twice a week initially, the airline said in a statement.

SpiceJet's announcement comes hot on the heels of Air India Express' decision to significantly enhance its operations to Dubai and Sharjah this month with close to 100 new flights from various Indian cities.

SpiceJet launched its services to RAK from the Indian capital city on November 26 last year, almost a year after it announced plans to establish its first international hub in the emirate.

SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh, while announcing the airline’s plans in October 2019, had indicated that the operations could start with five flights a week.

Along with the hub plans, Singh also announced plans to launch a new airline with the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport as its base, aimed at launching flights to Europe from the emirate.

06/01/21 James Mathew/Arabian Business

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