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SpiceJet to start daily Ahmedabad-Bangkok flight

MUMBAI: SpiceJet on Thursday announced expansion of its domestic and international flight network as part of which it will connect Ahmedabad with Bangkok besides launching several new flights on the local routes.

The new flights, to be launched between 1 December and 10 December, will boost leisure and business travel in the upcoming holiday season, the budget carrier said in a release on Thursday, reports PTI.

SpiceJet is all set to start operating the first-ever daily direct flight to Bangkok from Ahmedabad from 7 December, it said. With the introduction of the new Varanasi-Ahmedabad flight, the temple town will now have convenient connections to Bangkok, Dubai, Muscat and Goa via Ahmedabad, the release said.

The Gurgaon-based private carrier currently operates 384 average daily flights to 52 destinations—45 domestic and 7 international. The airline will also introduce daily non-stop flights on the Jaipur-Jodhpur, Surat-Jodhpur, Ahmedabad-Varanasi and Bengaluru-Bagdogra sectors, besides introducing services to Varanasi from Ahmedabad from 7 December, the release said.

In addition, a third frequency between Bengaluru- Kolkata and second frequency on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru, Chennai-Goa and Surat-Goa routes will be launched next month. A seasonal non-stop direct flight on the Delhi-Port Blair sector is also being rolled out from 10 December to 9 February next year. The route will be serviced with a Boeing 737 plane, it said.

“Adding new flights, new frequencies, scaling up operations and enhancing our overall network will remain a constant endeavour for us at SpiceJet as we eye new growth markets,” said SpiceJet chief sales and revenue officer Shilpa Bhatia.

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