SpiceJet launches debut Sharjah flights
Pune, September 22, 2013
Low cost carrier SpiceJet has launched its inaugural flight from the bustling Indian city of Pune to Sharjah, making it the airline's second destinantion in the UAE after Dubai.
The airline will be operating four days a week on the Pune-Sharjah sector. It is the first international launch of SpiceJet from Pune, said a statement from the Indian budget carrier.
SpiceJet said it was the only Indian carrier to launch direct connectivity to Sharjah from Pune, the second biggest city in Maharashtra and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
The launch come following the recent announcement of its direct service from Pune to Bangkok.
"We are pleased to offer travellers new direct service between Sharjah and Pune. Within couple of days we also plan to launch Pune-Bangkok flight," said SpiceJet senior VP (Commercial) V Raja.
Sharjah is the second destination for SpiceJet in UAE after Dubai. The airline currently operates four daily flights to Dubai from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad and Kochi.
"The airline will operate flights on this route using New Generation Boeing 737-800, offering 189 seats at an introductory fare of just Rs6,499 ($103.8) one way (inclusive of all taxes)," he added.
The SpiceJet flight SG 051 will depart Pune Airport at 10.30pm, reaching at Sharjah International Airport at 12.25am (local time). On return, SG 052 will take off from Sharjah at 1.25am and arrive in Pune at 6am (local time).
SpiceJet currently offers service to Sharjah from two cities of Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow and Varanasi. Pune is the third Indian destination to connect with Sharjah on SpiceJet network.
SpiceJet has been rapidly expanding its global footprint in the recent past with the addition of several foreign cities in the Middle Eastern and Asian regions on to its network, said Raja.
Expanding its further network on domestic routes, SpiceJet has launched daily direct flight from Pune to Chennai. SpiceJet flight SG 219 will take off from Pune at 11pm and arrive in Chennai at 12.55am.-TradeArabia News Service