SpiceJet will launch a new service to Dibrugarh starting October 3.
The low cost carrier is the second, after Air India, amongst Indian airlines to fly to Dibrugarh, the 50th destination on its route map.
The flight will be routed from Silchar, via Guwahati. All three cities are in the India’s northeastern state of Assam.
Sarbananda Sonowal, the chief minister of Assam said, “We thank SpiceJet and especially Mr Ajay Singh for accepting our request and providing air connectivity to the citizens of Assam and North East. I hope that this service continues unabated. I had personally requested Mr Singh to look into the gaps in air connectivity left by other operators and I am happy to share that the same was looked into with quite urgency.”
Daily, SpiceJet’s Bombardier Q400 aircraft will take off from Silchar at 0805, arrive in Guwahati at 0850, take off at 0915, and land in Dibrugarh at 1020.
The daily return flight will depart from Dibrugarh at 1040, arrive in Guwahati at 1205, and take off for and land in Silchar at 1230 and 0110 respectively.
Ajay Singh, the chairman and managing director of SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet remains committed to enhancing connectivity to the North East and we are extremely pleased to add Dibrugarh to our network. This flight has been especially started because of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. We will continue to work with him and with all the governments in the North East to ensure prosperity for this incredibly important part of our country.”
With flights to Dibrugarh, SpiceJet will be operating a total of 26 daily flights in and out of Northeast India, including eight flights flying within the region.
Other northeastern cities on its route map are Aizawl and Agartala.