senior vice president – commercial with SpiceJet. “Dubai is a key market in increasing our footprint across the Middle East and with these flight launches, we aim to provide our customers with better and more convenient travel options,” Bhatia was quoted in a statement.
SpiceJet has also announced the launch of two new flights connecting Jaipur and Hyderabad to Dubai from February 16.
The National Day sale, opened on November 29 and ran till December 3 midnight, and the travel period covered from February 1 to October 29, 2016. The offer was for outgoing direct flights from Dubai to Indian destinations served by SpiceJet, India’s budget airline.
SpiceJet has announced a special UAE National Day offer with one-way fares starting as low as Dh244 ($66.41) base fare (statutory taxes applicable) from Dubai to Indian cities.
In addition to the offer, the airline has announced that it will enhance connectivity from Dubai to a host of Indian cities by increasing frequencies on multiple routes.
“We see a huge potential, especially from non-metro cities such as Jaipur, waiting to be unlocked and over the years we have also witnessed a resurgence in demand on the Hyderabad-Dubai route from business and leisure travellers alike,” said Shilpa Bhatia,
According to the airline, with the introduction of these new flights, it now connects ten Indian cities with Dubai every day.
Introductory one-way fares (all-inclusive)–
Rs.6,499 – Jaipur – Dubai.
Rs.7,999 – Hyderabad-Dubai
Rs.7,199 – Dubai-Hyderabad
SpiceJet will have the distinction of being the first private airline to operate a direct flight on Jaipur-Dubai sector. SpiceJet will be the only airline to fly 5 times per week on this route. The flights (Hyderabad-Dubai) are so timed as to allow business travelers to India’s IT hub make the most of every working day.
The airline said it will deploy its Boeing 737-800 aircraft on these routes.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet, said: “Dubai is SpiceJet’s key international market. We will continue to increase our presence here. Our customers can expect many more flights and many more exciting offers in the coming months.”
The special offer of Dh244 is for travel from Dubai to Mumbai, Kochi and Kozhikode; while base fares for travel from Dubai to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Madurai and Pune will be Dh344.
Bookings for these sectors can be made on NC Airways.
Inputs:TradeArabia News Service; IANS,New Delhi