On Thursday, SpiceJet announced the launch of 19 more flights connecting Mumbai with various other domestic destinations, starting 4 May. Amid the grounding of Jet Airways' services, this comes as the fourth expansion in SpiceJet's network in less than a month.
Since April 1, SpiceJet has added 65 new flights that include 40 flights connecting Mumbai, 10 connecting Delhi and eight flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi, according to the company's release.
All of the new flights will be operational on a daily basis, except for the Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai sector, which will not fly on Tuesdays.
With the new flights will increase connectivity to Mumbai from Madurai, Jammu, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Jaipur and Guwahati.
SpiceJet will be adding a direct daily flight to Madurai from Mumbai, the first by any domestic low-cost airline, the release said. New flights will be introduced on the Mumbai-Jammu (via Srinagar), Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai and Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai sectors.
It also said the operations on the Mumbai-Srinagar, Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai and Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai are being scaled up by adding a second direct flight on these routes.
Additionally, the airline has also enhanced operations on Srinagar-Jammu route with a third frequency and on Mumbai- Chennai-Mumbai route with an additional fourth flight. The airline will deploy Boeing 737s on these routes.