SpiceJet has announced the launch of its operations for the un-served market of Adampur (in the state of Punjab), starting May 1 onwards.
It will deploy its Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the route. SG 8731 will take off from Delhi at 1530 and reach Adampur at 1645. The return flight, SG 8732, will take off at 1705 and reach Delhi at 1815.
SpiceJet was awarded Adampur under the first round of UDAN. You can read more about India’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN here.
This low-cost carrier is the first and only airline to connect Adampur to Delhi with direct flights. This marks SpiceJet’s sixth destination under the regional connectivity scheme. Last year, the airline had launched services on the Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla, Jaipur-Jaisalmer and Hyderabad-Puducherry routes under the UDAN scheme.
SpiceJet also recently announced the Hubli-Chennai and Hubli-Hyderabad UDAN routes which will be in operation from 14 May.
“SpiceJet has been among the pace-setters for UDAN which we believe has the potential to democratise 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,” says On the occasion, Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue officer, SpiceJet.
Travellers would have to travel to Delhi via an Amritsar flight, since Adampur lacked direct connectivity. Adampur houses a large number of non-residential Indians from Doaba, the NRI belt of Punjab and is the second largest military airbase of India.
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.