Spicejet has announced the launch of its seaplane service between Ahmedabad (Sabarmati riverfront) and the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat.
The flights will be operated by Spicejet’s fully-owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle.
Spicejet will operate two daily flights on the Ahmedabad-Kevadia route, October 31 onwards. The all-inclusive one-way fares will begin at ₹1,500 under the UDAN scheme and tickets will be available on spiceshuttle.com from October 30 onwards.
Spicejet will be using a 15-seater Twin Otter 300 aircraft for these flights.
The launch flight is scheduled to operate on Saturday, October 31, in honour of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The aircraft will depart from the Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad at 1015 and will reach the Statue of Unity, Kevadia at 1045.
The low-cost airline has conducted thorough seaplane trials in India since 2017. While under the first phase, trials of the land plane were conducted in Nagpur and Guwahati, the second phase involved the amphibious aircraft for which trials were held at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty.
Spicejet has secured 18 seaplane routes under the UDAN which includes – Ahmedabad-Kevadia (Sabarmati River Front to Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar), Agatti-Minicoy, Agatti-Kavaratti among others.