In recent developments, SpiceJet has announced the addition of Kushinagar International Airport, Uttar Pradesh, in its domestic stops. The airline will begin travel from the latest destination to Delhi from next month, with starting fare set to be Rs 3662.
SpiceJet will also begin its flights from Kushinagar to two other metros – Mumbai and Kolkata from December 18th, 2021. Boeing 737 and Q400 are the two aircraft that will be used between these destinations.
Inaugural of the Airport
Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the inaugural of Kushinagar Airport on October 20th, making it India’s 29th international airport and Uttar Pradesh’s third international airport. Kushinagar has been a major tourist spot for a long time as it attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. The city is quite iconic as it is the place where Lord Buddha attained his Mahaparinirvana. The inaugural was done in the presence of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son and a 125-member delegation.
The Chairman and MD of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh, in a statement, extended his heartiest congratulations to Kushinagar for having its own international airport so that they can have seamless domestic and international connectivity.
He further said that SpiceJet is tremendously proud to be the first airline to launch flights from Kushinagar International Airport and will be starting flights from November 26th, 2021. He added that day marks the constitution day and is the perfect occasion to rededicate ourselves to the cause of nation-building under the leadership of our prime minister.
A statement from the airlines informed that Spice Jet would operate flights in the Delhi-Kushinagar-Delhi sector four times in a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.