Spicejet has announced the launch of 20 new flights on its domestic network. The new services will start from December 5, 2020, in a phased manner.

The low-cost carrier has added Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, as its latest domestic destination. The airline will operate daily flights on Delhi-Ranchi and Mumbai-Ranchi sectors.

Spicejet will also connect Shirdi with Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Shirdi is a key pilgrimage destination in Maharashtra.

The airline has also introduced a host of new flights connecting Ahmedabad with Jammu, Guwahati, and Kochi. While the flights between Ahmedabad and Kochi will operate daily, flights on the Ahmedabad-Jammu sector will operate on all days except Sundays, and flights on the Ahmedabad-Guwahati sector will be operational on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Spicejet has also announced additional frequencies on the Delhi-Goa-Delhi (second frequency) and Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi (third frequency) sectors.

The airline will deploy a mix of its Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the newly introduced routes.

Shilpa Bhatia, chief commercial officer, Spicejet said:

“We are delighted to add Ranchi, one of the prime industrial centres of eastern India, to our domestic network. Our new flights connecting Ranchi with key metros of Mumbai and Delhi will boost trade and we see strong demand from both business and leisure travellers.

“Our new flight services from Shirdi to Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad will prove to be beneficial to thousands of devotees who intend to visit the temple town after it was reopened to pilgrims recently.”