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SPICEJET HAS AN­NOUNCED the launch of its op­er­a­tions for the un-served mar­ket of Adampur (in the state of Pun­jab), start­ing May 1 on­wards.

It will de­ploy its Bom­bardier Q400 air­cra on the route. SG 8731 will take o from Delhi at 1530 and reach Adampur at 1645. e re­turn ight, SG 8732, will take o at 1705 and reach Delhi at 1815.

SpiceJet was awarded Adampur un­der the rst round of UDAN. is low-cost car­rier is the rst and only air­line to con­nect Adampur to Delhi with di­rect ights.

is marks SpiceJet’s sixth des­ti­na­tion un­der the re­gional con­nec­tiv­ity scheme. Last year, the air­line had launched ser­vices on the Mum­bai-Por­ban­dar, Mum­bai-Kandla, Jaipur-Jaisalmer and Hyderabad-Puducherry routes un­der the UDAN scheme.

SpiceJet also re­cently an­nounced the Hubli-Chen­nai and Hubli-Hyderabad UDAN routes which will be in op­er­a­tion from 14 May.

“SpiceJet has been among the pace-set­ters for UDAN which we be­lieve has the po­ten­tial to democra­tise and broaden air con­nec­tiv­ity to the last mile in a coun­try where ying is still be­yond the reach of most. We are proud to add Adampur on to our pan-In­dia net­work. We ex­pect busi­nesses and in­dus­trial trad­ing to re­ceive an im­me­di­ate boost from the di­rect con­nec­tiv­ity while pro­mot­ing med­i­cal tourism and strength­en­ing the econ­omy of the city. Our ight will also o er im­mense

ex­i­bil­ity and con­ve­nience to fre­quent NRI trav­ellers re­sid­ing in this re­gion,” says On the oc­ca­sion, Shilpa Bha­tia, chief sales and rev­enue o cer, SpiceJet.

Trav­ellers would have to travel to Delhi via an Am­rit­sar ight, since Adampur lacked di­rect con­nec­tiv­ity. Adampur houses a large num­ber of non­res­i­den­tial In­di­ans from Doaba, the NRI belt of Pun­jab and is the sec­ond largest mil­i­tary air­base of In­dia. spicejet.com

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