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SpiceJet flags off daily direct Lilabari-Kolkata UDAN flight
  • With the addition of Lilabari, SpiceJet will operate 23 daily flights under UDAN
  • First & only Indian carrier to provide air connectivity between Kolkata & Lilabari (Assam)
  • Lilabari is SpiceJet’s 51st domestic destination and ninth under UDAN

GURUGRAM, January 15, 2019: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite carrier, today flagged off a daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Lilabari route, under the regional connectivity scheme, UDAN. The un-served market of Lilabari, located in the Lakhimpur district of Assam, is the airline’s ninth destination under UDAN. The route was awarded to SpiceJet under UDAN II.

SpiceJet is India’s largest and most organized regional player operating a fleet of 45 Boeing MAX and NG aircraft and 27 Bombardier Q400 planes. With the launch of the new flights, SpiceJet now operates a total of 54 flights in and out of North East and 6 flights within the North East Region.

Debojo Maharshi, Chief Marketing Officer - SpiceJet, said, “Lilabari is SpiceJet’s first destination in Assam under the UDAN scheme and we are extremely delighted to launch services on the Kolkata-Lilabari route. Enhancing connectivity to the North-East has always been on top of our agenda and hence connectivity to Lilabari holds high importance. Owing to its proximity to Arunachal Pradesh, the airport will serve both the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.”

Passengers from Lilabari can now easily travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from Kolkata.

With the addition of the Kolkata-Lilabari-Kolkata flight, SpiceJet now operates 23 flights under UDAN on the routes of Delhi-Kishangarh-Delhi, Kolkata-Pakyong-Kolkata, Guwahati-Pakyong-Guwahati, Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad, Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur, Delhi-Adampur-Delhi, Ahmedabad-Jaisalmer-Ahmedabad, Surat-Jaisalmer-Surat and Delhi-Kanpur-Delhi.

In line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, the inaugural flight was greeted with a grand water cannon salute upon its arrival at the Lilabari airport. The airline also hosted a flag-off ceremony at Lilabari Airport which was graced by Shri Pardan Baruah, Honourable Member of Parliament from Lakhimpur, in the presence of senior AAI and government officials, important dignitaries and SpiceJet staff. The launch was initiated with the customary lamp lighting ceremony followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the formal announcement of the new flight service. The first passenger was welcomed and gifted a memento by the dignitaries.

With a focus on enhancing connectivity, SpiceJet has also launched flights on Kolkata-Jabalpur, Hyderabad-Jabalpur, Hyderabad-Kolkata, Hyderabad-Pune, Hyderabad-Coimbatore, Chennai-Varanasi and Chennai-Shirdi routes starting from January 1, 2019.

SpiceJet was awarded 22 new sectors under the Government of India's UDAN II. Out of these 22, 19 catered to unserved markets of Kannur (Kerala), Darbhanga (Bihar), Ozar (Nashik), Pakyong (Sikkim), Kishangarh (Rajasthan), Lilabari (Assam), Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Bokaro(Jharkhand) and Solapur (Maharashtra) whereas 3 were for the underserved markets of Hubli (Karnataka).

Flight Schedule:

Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency
SG 3345 Kolkata Lilabari 10:40 AM 12:35 PM Daily
SG 3346 Lilabari Kolkata 1:05 PM 3:05 PM Daily