Gurgaon, July 10, 2017: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, today launched two daily direct flights on the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) routes of Mumbai – Porbander – Mumbai and Mumbai – Kandla – Mumbai routes. The traditional flag-off and lamp-lighting ceremonies were held at the Porbandar Airport, Gujarat.
The flag-off ceremony was graced by AAI Airport Director Porbandar Shri Anup Gupta and Comdt CISF Shri Sanjay Kumar along with senior SpiceJet officials. 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 by Shri Anup Gupta and the ceremony finally came to a conclusion by flagging-off flight SG 2874 at 11.05 am, from the Porbandar Airport, Gujarat.
In line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, the homecoming journey of SpiceJet’s SG 2873 deployed on the Mumbai – Porbandar route was greeted with a grand water cannon salute at the Porbandar Airport, Gujarat.
The passengers of SG 2875 were warmly welcomed by Shri Vinod Bhai Chavda Hon MP of Kachchh, Shri Vasanbhai Ahir Parliamemtary Secretary, Govt of Gujarat, Ms Nimaben Aacharya MLA Bhuj and Ms Safeena Najar Airport Incharge AAI Kandla and SpiceJet officials.
On the occasion of the flagging off ceremony, Ms Shilpa Bhatia, Sr. VP, Commercial, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet is proud to flag off its maiden flights on the UDAN routes marking a new growth era for the airline. We are delighted to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grand vision of ensuring that every Indian can fly”.
SpiceJet was awarded six proposals and eleven routes under the first phase of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). Out of the six proposals, four will cater to unserved markets of Adampur, Kandla, Puducherry and Jaisalmer whereas two will be for underserved markets of Porbandar and Kanpur.
*Porbandar-Mumbai is a non-RCS route
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