SpiceJet to become first Indian low-cost carrier to launch non-stop long-haul flights to UK - connect Delhi, Mumbai with London
SpiceJet is all set to become the first Indian low-cost airline to operate flights to UK. Today, the airline announced it will launch non-stop flights connecting the key metros of Delhi and Mumbai with London’s Heathrow airport starting December 4th
SpiceJet is all set to become the first Indian low-cost airline to operate flights to UK. Today, the airline announced it will launch non-stop flights connecting the key metros of Delhi and Mumbai with London’s Heathrow airport starting December 4th.
SpiceJet will operate thrice-a-week to London including twice from Delhi and once-a-week from Mumbai. SpiceJet will use an Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft for these flights. The 371-seater twin-aisle A330 has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “This is a huge milestone for us and I am proud of the fact that SpiceJet will be the first Indian low-cost airline to operate non-stop long-haul flights to the UK. Our convenient flight timings should suit the convenience of our passengers perfectly.”
Designated as an ‘Indian scheduled carrier’ to operate to the United Kingdom and the United States of America, SpiceJet had initially secured slots at the London Heathrow Airport from September 1 to October 23, 2020. Heathrow Airport had later extended the slots allotted to SpiceJet for the entire winter schedule.
Ajay Singh added, “Providing non-stop connectivity from India to different parts of the world and strengthening our own airport hubs has been a long cherished dream and with our London operations we have taken a small step in that direction. We hope our passengers, both business and leisure, make the most of this opportunity of creating fond memories forever with us.”
To celebrate the launch of its first long-haul flight, the airline is offering all-inclusive introductory return promotional fare starting at Rs 53,555 on both Delhi-London-Delhi and Mumbai-London-Mumbai routes. The equivalent return fare in Pound Sterling is GBP 565. The one way starting fare will be Rs 25,555 (GBP 270) on Delhi–London and Mumbai-London routes and Rs 29,555 (GBP 312) on London-Delhi and London-Mumbai routes.
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The twin aisle A330-900 Neo is one of the most efficient and comfortable aircraft. The Business Class cabin features the best-in-class 18 spacious 75” full flatbed seats for a more personal and luxurious space. It’s beautifully lit cabin is equipped with the new-generation in-flight entertainment featuring large format in-seat personal screens.
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