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Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath inaugurate SpiceJet’s Gorakhpur-Varanasi UDAN flight

GURUGRAM, March 27, 2022: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and pioneer of the regional connectivity scheme – UDAN, today launched multiple new domestic flights including seven UDAN flights and eight industry-first flights.

Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Sh. Jyotiraditya Scindia and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sh. Yogi Adityanath inaugurated SpiceJet’s Gorakhpur-Varanasi flight in the presence of Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, Ajay Singh and Hon’ble Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Smt. Usha Padhee.

SpiceJet has been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of UDAN since the very beginning. Besides the Gorakhpur-Varanasi-Gorakhpur UDAN flight, the airline has launched flights on the Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad, Gorakhpur-Kanpur-Gorakhpur and Varanasi-Patna sectors under the regional connectivity scheme. The airline has also launched eight industry-first flights including those on Jaipur-Dharamshala and Tirupati–Shirdi sectors.

Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet said, “We are delighted to launch multiple new flights in our Summer Schedule 2022. It’s great to see Indian aviation opening up again in high spirits and I am extremely hopeful to see our new UDAN flights making a valuable contribution not only to the tourism of Uttar Pradesh, but across India.”

Both Gorakhpur and Varanasi are popular religious and tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh. The airline will be deploying its Boeing 737 and Q400 aircraft on these routes.

About SpiceJet

SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737s, Q-400s & freighters and is the country’s largest regional player operating 63 daily flights under UDAN or the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.

The airline also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes.