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[dropcap]G[/dropcap]urugram: SpiceJet announced the launch of its operations for the much awaited un-served market of Adampur, effective 01st May 2018. SpiceJet was awarded Adampur under the first round of UDAN. The announcement was made at an event held in Jalandhar.
The event was graced by Mr. Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in India. The Guest of Honour Mr Vijay Sampla in the presence of other dignitaries made the first online booking for the Adampur-Delhi sector thus kick starting the booking for SpiceJet’s 6th UDAN route.
SpiceJet is the first and only airline to connect Delhi-Adampur with direct flights. With the introduction of the daily direct flight services on the Delhi-Adampur-Delhi route, SpiceJet earmarks its sixth destination under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. Passengers from Adampur 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.
With the addition of Adampur-Delhi UDAN route, SpiceJet will operate seven daily UDAN flights. The airline had launched services on the Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla, Jaipur-Jaisalmer and Hyderabad-Puducherry routes under the UDAN scheme last year. SpiceJet also recently announced the Hubli-Chennai and Hubli-Hyderabad UDAN routes which will be in operation from 14 May.
On the occasion, Ms. Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue officer, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet has been among the pace-setters for UDAN which we believe has the potential to democratize and broaden air connectivity to the last mile in a country where flying is still beyond the reach of most. We are proud to add Adampur on to our pan-India network. We expect businesses and industrial trading to receive an immediate boost from the direct connectivity while promoting medical tourism and strengthening the economy of the city. Our flight will also offer immense flexibility and convenience to frequent NRI travellers residing in this region”
The second largest military airbase of India, Adampur houses a large number of non-residential Indians from Doaba, the NRI belt of Punjab. With no direct air connectivity, a typical traveller has to travel to Delhi via an Amritsar flight.
To celebrate the launch, SpiceJet has announced a limited period special introductory all-inclusive one-way fare of Rs. 2062/- for Delhi-Adampur and Rs. 1953/- for Adampur-Delhi. The offer is applicable for bookings made on a first come first serve basis. Deploying its Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the route, SG 8731 will take off from Delhi at 3.30 pm and reach Adampur at 4.45 pm. The return flight, SG 8732, will take off at 5.05 pm and reach Delhi at 6.15 pm.
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