SpiceJet, will launch non-stop flights connecting Delhi and Mumbai with London’s Heathrow airport starting December 4, 2020.
These flights will operate under the air bubble agreement with United Kingdom and makes SpiceJet the first Indian low-cost airline to operate flights to UK.
The airline will operate thrice-a-week to London, including twice from Delhi and once-a-week from Mumbai. SpiceJet will use an Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft for these flights. The 371-seater twin-aisle A330 has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats.
|Flight No.||Origin||Destination||Departure||Arrival||Frequency||Effective From|
|SG 9594||Delhi||London Heathrow||1:00 pm||5.30 pm||5,7||04-Dec-20|
|SG 9595||London Heathrow||Delhi||7.30 pm||7:55 am +1||1,5||04-Dec-20|
|SG 9597||London Heathrow||Mumbai||7:30 pm||8:45 am +1||7||06-Dec-20|
|SG 9596||Mumbai||London Heathrow||12:45 pm||5.30 pm||1||07-Dec-20|
(1-Monday, 2-Tuesday, 3-Wednesday, 4-Thursday, 5-Friday, 6- Saturday, 7-Sunday)
*All timings are as per local standard time.
Designated as an ‘Indian scheduled carrier’ to operate to the United Kingdom and the United States of America, SpiceJet had initially secured slots at the London Heathrow Airport from September 1 to October 23, 2020. Heathrow Airport had later extended the slots allotted to SpiceJet for the entire winter schedule.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “I am extremely pleased to share that SpiceJet will launch flights to London Heathrow Airport beginning December this year. This is a huge milestone for us and I am proud of the fact that SpiceJet will be the first Indian low-cost airline to operate non-stop long-haul flights to the UK. London is one of the busiest long-haul destinations from India and our convenient flight timings should suit the convenience of our passengers perfectly.”
Mr. Singh informed a virtual press conference that while the last few months has been the worst-ever period for the global aviation industry battling the COVID pandemic, he was proud of the determination and resolve shown by Team SpiceJet.
“From repatriating over 1.3 lakh Indian nationals from across the globe including Amsterdam, Toronto, Moscow, Rome and London to operating wide-body passenger and cargo flights to now starting flights to Heathrow, the last few months have been very significant for us. Providing non-stop connectivity from India to different parts of the world and strengthening our own airport hubs has been a long cherished dream and with our London operations we have taken a small step in that direction. We hope our passengers, both business and leisure, make the most of this opportunity of creating fond memories forever with us,” Mr. Singh said.
The airline will offer an all-inclusive introductory return promotional fare starting at Rs. 53,555 on both Delhi-London-Delhi and Mumbai-London-Mumbai routes. The equivalent return fare in Pound Sterling is GBP 565. The one way starting fare will be Rs. 25,555 (GBP 270) on Delhi–London and Mumbai-London routes and Rs. 29,555 (GBP 312) on London-Delhi and London-Mumbai routes.
The aircraft offers a Business Class cabin that features 18 spacious 75” full flatbed seats for a more personal and luxurious space. The aircraft also features 353 Economy Class seats in a twin-aisle 3-3-3 seat configuration along with wide personal screens equipped with Zodiac Rave IFE System Generation 3.
SpiceJet will connect Delhi with London twice-a-week and Mumbai with London once-a-week. From Delhi, SpiceJet flight will depart at 1 pm (Local Time) on every Friday and Sunday and reach London at 5.30 pm (Local Time) on the same day.
From Mumbai, the flight will depart on every Monday at 12.45 pm (Local Time) and will arrive in London at 5.30 pm (Local Time) on the same day. Flights from London to Delhi will depart on every Monday and Friday at 7.30 pm (Local Time) which will arrive in Delhi at 7.55 am (Local Time) on the next day. Flights from London to Mumbai will depart on every Sunday at 7.30 pm (Local Time) which will arrive in Mumbai at 8.45 am (Local Time) on the following day.