Effective from July 10, SpiceJet will launch flights on two new routes under the government’s UDAN scheme.

UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a government initiative that aims to improve regional connectivity by air and make air travel affordable to Indians. Under this scheme, five airlines will operate on 128 routes, which connect 70 served, under-served and unserved airports.

Under UDAN’s Regional Connectivity Scheme’s (RCS’s) first phase, SpiceJet will launch daily direct flights between Mumbai and Porbandar, and Mumbai and Kandla.

Flight SG 2873 will depart from Mumbai for Porbandar at 0930 and arrive at 1045 (₹2,250 all inclusive fare). The return (non-RCS) flight will depart at 1105 and land back in Mumbai at 1220 (₹3,099 all inclusive fare).

Flight SG 2875 will depart from Mumbai at 1305 and arrive in Kandla at 1430 (₹2,500 all inclusive fare). It will take off again at 1510 and land in Mumbai at 1650 (₹2,500 all inclusive fare).

Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet said, “I am delighted that SpiceJet is helping realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ensuring that every Indian can fly.  UDAN is a grand scheme and we are proud to be amongst the pacesetters for the scheme. It has been our constant endeavour to enable the common man to fly since we began operations 12 years back. We will connect many more small towns and cities in times to come.”