Low-cost carrier SpiceJet announced 18 new direct domestic flights on Tuesday, adding Bhopal as its 50th domestic destination. The new direct flights will come into effect from January 6, 2019.
The airline launched five new direct flights from Bhopal and five from the temple town of Shirdi.
These new flights will operate on the Bhopal-Jaipur, Bhopal-Ahmedabad, Bhopal-Hyderabad, Bhopal-Shirdi, Shirdi-Bengaluru, Shirdi-Jaipur, Shirdi-Bhopal and Shirdi-Ahmedabad routes including an additional frequency on Shirdi-Hyderabad route.
“The new flights on the Bhopal-Jaipur, Hyderabad-Bhopal, and Shirdi-Jaipur routes have been specifically designed for business travelers, facilitating a same day return journey,” the airline said in a statement, adding that the bookings can be done through its website.
The company said that its Bombardier Q400 aircraft will help strengthen its network between metros and small towns.
“SpiceJet is delighted to on-board Bhopal on to its pan-India network. Being centrally located and capital to one of the country’s largest states, Bhopal has a huge latent potential. Our daily direct flights connecting Bhopal to Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Shirdi will offer added options and convenience to business and tourist flyers alike,” Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue officer, SpiceJet said.
First Published: IST