Tuesday, 8 January 2019

12 new routes starting 20th January for SpiceJet

India's low-cost airline SpiceJet, will be launching 12 new non-stop flights in just under two weeks time that will expand its route network.

SpiceJet will be the first Indian carrier to introduce daily direct flights on the Dehradun-Jammu, Dehradun-Jaipur and Dehradun-Amritsar routes. SpiceJet has also enhanced frequencies on the Jaipur-Varanasi (2nd frequency), Chennai-Madurai (4th frequency) and Hyderabad-Vijayawada (3rd frequency) sectors. The new flights reiterate the airline’s focus on augmenting regional connectivity.

Flights on all the routes are daily except on Chennai-Madurai where flights will not operate on Tuesdays. SpiceJet will deploy its Bombardier Q400s on all these routes thereby further strengthening the airline’s network across North and South India.


Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales & Revenue Officer - SpiceJet, said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of our new flights thereby offering enhanced options and convenience to our customers. Business and leisure travellers alike will be benefitted from the new flights.”

With the new flights, passengers from Dehradun, Jammu, Jaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Madurai and Vijayawada can now also easily travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from key metros.

Engine issues force SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max 8 to divert 

Meanwhile, one of the carriers Boeing 737 Max 8  aircraft suffered a serious engine issue en-route to Delhi from Hong Kong on Sunday, 6th January, that caused a diversion.

The aircraft was operating flight SG32 when the flight deck crew say warnings sounded regarding engine number one. There was a low fuel warning and the crew decided to request an emergency diversion and land at Varanasi.

A spokesperson for the airline told local media the aircraft landed safely and passengers were able to leave the aircraft normally. "Flight SG-32 was diverted to Varanasi after the pilots noticed low fuel supply in no. 1 engine.   On inspection, a fuel control valve (a minor component) was found to have malfunctioned and is being replaced," the spokesperson said.

(Images from SpiceJet)