SpiceJet launches service to Kabul from Aug 14

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 13, 2012

The operations to Kabul will be SpiceJet's fourth international destination. It also has connections to Kathmandu, Colombo and Dubai.   -  THE HINDU

Low-fare airline SpiceJet has announced launching flights to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, from August 14. With this, it will become the first private airline to operate to that country. Ticket sales commence today.

Kabul is the fourth international destination for the airline and the announcement comes within a fortnight of the launch of its service to Dubai. SpiceJet currently operates on the Delhi-Kathmandu, Chennai-Colombo, Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai routes in the international sector. In the domestic market, the airline connects 37 cities with a fleet of 47 aircrafts. Its fleet consists of Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprop and Boeing’s 737 aircraft.

Speaking on the announcement, SpiceJet's Chief Executive Office, Mr Neil Mills said, “Kabul is an important destination for us. India and Afghanistan have ancient cultural connections and the launch of new services would bridge the distance between the two countries and help to enhance this old relationship. It is our endeavour to offer and maintain a competitive and affordable price structure to make SpiceJet a preferred carrier for inbound and outbound passengers.”

SpiceJet would initially offer thrice-weekly flights on the Delhi-Kabul route — on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

SpiceJet is working on new destinations in India as well as additional international destinations as the carrier has set its sights on expanding its coverage in phases.

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Published on July 13, 2012
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