SpiceJet recently announced that it is going to be operating non-stop flights to London from India. The two cities from which the airline will be flying to the Heathrow airport are Delhi and Mumbai. SpiceJet a few weeks back became the ‘Indian Scheduled Carrier’ for both the US and the UK. The airline was expected to start operating flights to the foreign destinations earlier in September, but that didn’t happen. SpiceJet in a recent press release said that it is going to be operating flights to London, UK, from December 4, 2020, under the air bubble agreement. More on the story ahead.
SpiceJet to Fly from Delhi and Mumbai to London
The airline is going to be flying from two cities of India, Delhi and Mumbai. There will be two flights for Delhi-London route and one flight for Mumbai-London route in a week. These flights will depart from India, land in the UK, and then fly back to India. So the regularity of flights will certainly ease travelling for the business passengers.
For operating these long-haul International flights, SpiceJet will be using an Airbus A300-900 Neo aircraft. Inside this aircraft, there are 353 economy and 18 business class seats. All of these flights will be landing on the Heathrow, London airport.
These flights to London from Delhi and Mumbai are slated to start from December 4, 2020. Ajay Singh, Managing Director and Chairman, SpiceJet, has said that the airline will be adding more long-haul international destinations to its portfolio of services in the near future.
SpiceJet is also the ‘Indian Scheduled Carrier’ for flights to the US. It is still not clear for when the airline will start flights to the US but things for the UK look good. Meanwhile, international flights to and from India are still operating under the ‘Vande Bharat’ mission.
Air India has been operating in the India-London route for long now. But much recently, Vistara, the full-service carrier of India, also started flying in the Delhi-London route. So SpiceJet will get some competition. But overall, it is a good thing for Indian flyers since now three airlines are operating in this route.