SpiceJet has announced a new service connecting Mumbai and Hong Kong. The flight, commencing service from 31 July 2019, will be available on all days. The airline will deploy Boeing 737-800 aircraft, consisting of 168 seats, on the route.
SpiceJet is the only Indian carrier to connect Mumbai with Hong Kong with a daily non-stop flight effective 31 July 2019, the company said in a statement.
Mumbai-Hong Kong flight will leave Mumbai at 1.05 am and arrives in Hong Kong at 9.40 am. The airline targets both business travellers and leisure travellers for its Mumbai-Hong Kong flight. As an inaugural offer, the ticket fare starts at INR 16700 from Mumbai – Hong Kong, and INR 19200 for the return flight.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new non-stop flight connecting Mumbai with Hong Kong. SpiceJet’s new Hong Kong flight will help meet the growing demand from both leisure and business travellers to and from Mumbai, Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said.
SpiceJet already connects Hong Kong and Delhi with a daily non-stop service.
From April, SpiceJet has been increasing the flights from Mumbai and has launched 76 services connecting Mumbai to various domestic and international destinations. The budget airline has also launched 20 new flights connected Delhi and eight flights connecting between Mumbai and Delhi.
Among the new international services, Mumbai-Riyadh services will begin from 15 August 2019; Mumbai-Dhaka will commence from 31 July 2019, and Mumbai-Jeddah will start from 5 July 2019.
The airline received around 43% of the slots vacated by the grounded Jet Airways, according to Elara Capital. Meanwhile, the airline took a hit in the recent report presented by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in Parliament. The report stated that SpiceJet had the highest number of passengers who were affected due to flight cancellations from January to May this year. As per the report, around 70,060 passengers were affected by the cancellation, and the airline paid a total compensation amount of INR 12.14 lakh to these passengers.