Pioneering regional connectivity in India, SpiceJet, on Friday announced the launch of a daily non-stop flight connecting Delhi with Pakyong in Gangtok, Sikkim effective January 23, 2021.
SpiceJet was awarded Pakyong under UDAN II
Pakyong airport is the only operational civil airport handling commercial flight operations in the State and SpiceJet will be the first and only airline to offer daily direct air connectivity between Delhi and the North-Eastern State of Sikkim. SpiceJet will deploy a Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the Delhi-Pakyong-Delhi route awarded to it under UDAN II.
Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport became the 100th functional airport in the country last year when it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Located at an elevation of about 4,500 feet above sea level, the airport is an architectural marvel.
SpiceJet To Add Second Frequency To Leh
In addition, SpiceJet will add a second frequency on Delhi-Leh-Delhi sector starting January 27, 2021.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “We are delighted to launch new flights connecting Pakyong and Leh to the National Capital. Sikkim is one of the most beautiful and sought after travel destinations in India. Our exclusive flights from Delhi to Pakyong (Gangtok) will cater to the growing demand of leisure travellers and backpackers who wanted to visit this beautiful city in the foothills of Himalayas.”
With the launch of these new flights, SpiceJet, Mr. Singh said aimed to make journeys shorter and the stays longer at these beautiful destinations.
SpiceJet has announced an introductory promotional fare starting at Rs. 4310 on Delhi-Pakyong and Pakyong-Delhi route.
With the launch of the new flight services, passengers from Pakyong and Leh can now conveniently travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from Delhi.
Bookings are now open on www.spicejet.com, SpiceJet’s mobile app and through online travel portals and travel agents.
SpiceJet also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes.
The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737s, Bombardier Q-400s and freighters and is the country’s largest regional player operating 59 daily flights under UDAN or the Regional Connectivity Scheme. A majority of the SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.
Starting January 12 in a phased manner, SpiceJet announced the launch of 21 new domestic and international flights including four new flights connecting Jharsuguda in Odisha besides a host of new flights reiterating the airline’s commitment of enhancing connectivity between metro and non-metro cities.
SpiceJet will be the first and only airline to connect Jharsuguda with direct flights to Mumbai and Bengaluru. Besides, the airline will now operate a Boeing 737 on the Delhi-Jharsuguda route instead of a Bombardier Q400 thereby offering additional capacity. SpiceJet also connects Jharsuguda with Hyderabad and Kolkata.
In its bid to enhance connectivity between the metros and key non-metro cities, the airline has also launched new daily non-stop flights connecting Hyderabad with Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati and Vijayawada. The airline has also launched new flights on the Bengaluru-Belagavi-Bengaluru and Mumbai-Porbandar-Mumbai sectors.
SpiceJet will also launch new flights on Kolkata-Kochi and Kochi-Delhi sectors. Additionally, the airline has augmented its operations by upgrading frequency to daily on the Delhi-Jalandhar-Delhi sector and will add a third frequency on Delhi-Dharamshala-Delhi sector.
Announcing the launch of these flights Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet had said, “Providing air connectivity to the smaller towns and cities of India has always been a top priority for SpiceJet. We are pleased to announce the launch of 21 new flights which will offer additional flying options and travel flexibility at affordable prices.”