Guwahati: SpiceJet on Wednesday announced the introduction of a daily direct flight connecting Kolkata with Lilabari airport in Lakhimpur district of Assam under the second round of the UDAN regional connectivity scheme.
Reiterating the airline’s focus on regional connectivity agenda, SpiceJet also announced a new direct flight connecting Kolkata with Jabalpur and an additional frequency on the Hyderabad-Jabalpur route. All new flights and frequencies are scheduled to commence from January 15 next year.
SpiceJet is celebrating the launch by announcing an introductory promotional fare starting at Rs 3,700 on the Kolkata-Lilabari and Lilabari-Kolkata routes, Rs 3,969 on the Kolkata-Jabalpur and Rs 3,949 on the Jabalpur-Kolkata routes.
The airline will deploy its Bombardier Q400s on all these routes. This is the tenth destination to be added by the airliner under the scheme.
Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales and revenue officer, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is extremely proud to add the picturesque destination of Lilabari on its domestic network. Lilabari is our first destination in Assam under the UDAN scheme and we are confident that the new flight will provide impetus to the tourism potential of the state.”
Lilabari is a well-known destination for adventure sports offering aficionados to indulge in trekking, rafting, mountaineering, etc, and owing to its close proximity to Arunachal Pradesh, the Lilabari airport serves both the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
With the addition of the Kolkata-Lilabari-Kolkata flight, SpiceJet will operate 25 flights under UDAN , which also include the route of Guwahati-Pakyong-Guwahati from the newly constructed and the only airport of Sikkim.