SpiceJet announced the addition of Kushinagar to its domestic network starting November 26, 2021. The airline will add Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh as its newest UDAN destination and connect it with the national capital. The airline will be connecting Kushinagar with two more key metros – Mumbai and Kolkata – starting December 18, 2021.
Kushinagar, known as the iconic city where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana, is a major tourist spot and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over India and the world.
Previously, SpiceJet added Pakyong, Kanpur, Jallandhar, Jharsuguda, Darbhanga, Jaisalmer among other cities to the country’s aviation map. The airline has the largest regional presence in India operating UDAN flights on multiple routes including Delhi-Kishangarh-Delhi, Delhi–Darbhanga–Delhi, Bengaluru–Darbhanga-Bengaluru, Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai, Delhi-Jaisalmer-Delhi, Delhi-Jallandhar-Delhi, Delhi-Kanpur-Delhi, Delhi–Pakyong-Delhi and Kolkata–Pakyong–Kolkata amongst others.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “I extend my heartiest congratulations to the historic city of Kushinagar and its residents for having their own international airport for seamless domestic and international connectivity. SpiceJet is tremendously proud to be an integral part of this new beginning and will be the first Indian airline to launch flights from Kushinagar starting November 26th, 2021, which also happens to be India’s Constitution Day and an occasion for each one of us to rededicate ourselves to the cause of nation building under the leadership of our Honorable Prime Minister.”
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