JHARSUGUDA : Budget Carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday announced the commencement of booking of tickets for the daily direct flights to the newly built Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda from Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN.
It was announced in a function held a New Delhi. The function was inaugurated by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in presence of Minister of State Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet.
During the inauguration Dharmendra Pradhan said ” The commencement of flight operation at Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport, Jharsuguda will open up new business opportunities for the area.”
He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation for providing impetus to enhance regional connectivity and making flying affordable for all.
Jharsuguda, the industrial town would marks SpiceJet’s maiden entry into the Odisha and will be the airline’s tenth destination under UDAN Scheme. The airline is all set to kick start operations to Jharsuguda from 31st March, 2019.
SpiceJet is the first Indian carrier to connect the un-served market of Jharsuguda with Delhi and Hyderabad. The airline will launch daily direct flights on the Jharsuguda-Delhi-Jharsuguda, Jharsuguda-Hyderabad-Jharsuguda and Jharsuguda-Kolkata-Jharsuguda sectors. With the addition of these new flights, SpiceJet will be operating 29 daily flights under the regional connectivity scheme.
|Flight no||From||To||Departure||Arrival||Days of Operations|
|SG-8968||Delhi||Jharsuguda||1:15 pm||3:10 pm||Daily|
|SG-8969||Jharsuguda||Delhi||3:40 pm||5:35 pm||Daily|
|SG-3284||Jharsuguda||Hyderabad||4:10 pm||6:00 pm||Daily|
|SG-3283||Hyderabad||Jharsuguda||6:30 pm||8:20 pm||Daily|
|SG-3281||Kolkata||Jharsuguda||2:25 pm||3:50 pm||Daily|
|SG-3282||Jharsuguda||Kolkata||8:40 pm||10:00 pm||Daily|
SpiceJet is offering an introductory promotional fare starting at Rs. 3701 all inclusive on Delhi-Jharsuguda, Jharsuguda-Delhi, Jharsuguda-Hyderabad, Hyderabad-Jharsuguda routes, Rs. 2560 all inclusive on Jharsuguda-Kolkata and Kolkata-Jharsuguda routes.
“SpiceJet is delighted to provide direct air connectivity from Jharsuguda, one of Odisha’s biggest manufacturing hubs and a top investment destination, to key metro cities and beyond. We are confident that these new flights will do very well much like our other UDAN flights and will give a big push to the economic growth of Odisha.” said Ajay Singh – Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet
“SpiceJet is the first and largest participant in the UDAN scheme and we are proud of our part in connecting cities to the rest of India through air connectivity. UDAN is one of the most successful schemes of this government and we are delighted to play a role in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ensuring that every Indian can fly.” he added
The airline will be deploying its Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the Jharsuguda-Delhi-Jharsuguda sector whereas the other two UDAN sectors of Jharsuguda-Hyderabad-Jharsuguda and Jharsuguda-Kolkata-Jharsuguda would be served by its Bombardier Q400 fleet.
The Veer Surendra Sai Airport at Jharsuguda was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. With the new flights, passengers from Jharsuguda will now be able to easily travel to a host of cities on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from key metros.