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SpiceJet enhances its services from Guwahati
To flag off its first direct flights on Guwahati - Silchar & Guwahati - Aizawl routes
Additional morning and evening flights on Guwahati - Kolkata sectors

Guwahati, 3 October, 2016: SpiceJet, India’s favourite budget airline, is further enhancing its network connectivity this time with a special focus on North-East India. Fastening the north eastern states on its pan-India radar the airline will be flagging off its first-ever direct flights on the Guwahati-Silchar and Guwahati-Aizawl routes. The airline has also introduced an additional frequency on the Guwahati-Kolkata route.

Shri Sarbananda Sonowal - Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam with Shri Jitendra Singh -Minister of State, PMO & DOPT along with Shri Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet announced the direct flights on these routes at a press conference today at Guwahati. Other Guests of Honor present during the event were Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Finance, Tourism, Education, Government of Assam and Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Transport, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Assam

Mr. Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet on the occasion said, “We are delighted to substantially increase connectivity in the North-East. These flights will contribute to the growth and economic development of Assam and the North-East. We support the new government of Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in their efforts and hope to work with them for many more such initiatives.”

The airline’s existing schedule from Guwahati operates direct flights to multiple destinations inclusive of – Agartala, Delhi, and Kolkata. With the new direct flights introduced the daily flights from the city on the airline’s network has increased to seven from four.

“We are pleased to launch the new direct flights to Silchar and Aizawl today. With these flights, passengers will have more options to choose from. Silchar and Aizwal being situated amidst difficult terrain, will now have better connectivity to the rest of India. This is a small example of SpiceJet's commitment towards enhancing connectivity in the North-East.”, said Mr. Debojo Maharshi, CMO, SpiceJet.

SpiceJet intends to enhance its operations in the under-served areas and thereby aims to enhance regional connectivity. Whilst the airline has outlined new markets on to its network inclusive of Silchar, Gorakhpur and Aizawl, it will also deploy a dedicated fleet of three Q400 for the north-eastern markets. With the augmented program, the airline will now operate 317 daily flights vis-à-vis its current schedule of 298 daily flights to 44 destinations, including 38 domestic and 6 international ones.

Flight Schedule:

Flight No Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency
SG 3214 Guwahati Silchar 7:50 AM 8:25 AM Daily
SG 3214 Silchar Guwahati 6:40 AM 7:30 AM Daily
SG 3282 Guwahati Aizawl 1:50 PM 2:55 PM Daily
SG 3282 Aizawl Guwahati 12:30 PM 1:30 PM Daily
SG 3291 Kolkata Guwahati 6.05 AM 7.35 AM Daily
SG3292 Guwahati Kolkata 7:55 AM 9.25 AM Daily
SG 3216 Kolkata Guwahati 6:15 PM 7:55 PM Daily
SG 3217 Guwahati Kolkata 8:20 PM 9:45 PM Daily

About SpiceJet Ltd:

SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 317 daily flights to 44 destinations, including 38 domestic and 6 international ones. SpiceJet connects its network with a fleet of 29 Boeing 737NG and 14 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMAX, the most spacious economy class seating in India and perhaps the world, at an additional fee option.