SpiceJet is planning to expand its international network by opening three new sectors Kochi-Male, Kochi-Dubai and Dubai-Ahmedabad. The bookings for tickets on these routes are open.

Male is the new international destination that the airline will connect. It already operates daily flights to Dubai from Mumbai and Delhi.

SpiceJet is now connecting Kochi and Ahmedabad with Dubai.

Male is the capital city of Maldives and is a preferred tourist destination. SpiceJet will offer direct flights from Kochi to Male, with inaugural ticket fares as low as Rs 4,999 (one-way fare inclusive of all taxes).

Flights on Kochi-Male route will commence from Thursday. Flights on the Kochi-Dubai and Ahmedabad-Dubai routes will commence from December 5 and December 19, respectively.

The airline will deploy Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the Kochi-Male route.

The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft can accommodate 78 passengers.

On the other two routes, the airline will deploy Boeing 737 -800 aircraft, that have a capacity of 189.

With the new routes, the total number of international destinations on SpiceJet network will increase to five.

Currently SpiceJet flies to Kathmandu (Nepal), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Kabul (Afghanistan) and Dubai (UAE).

nivedita.ganguly@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on November 27, 2012)
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