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India's SpiceJet plans to launch Jeddah flights from Calicut

Budget carrier says new service to commercial capital of Saudi Arabia is scheduled to start from April 20

India's SpiceJet plans to launch Jeddah flights from Calicut
Jeddah will be SpiceJet’s third destination in the Middle East and ninth international destination.

Indian budget carrier SpiceJet on Thursday announced plans to start a new direct flight to Jeddah from the southern city of Calicut in Kerala.

Its new service to the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia is scheduled to start from April 20.

SpiceJet’s announcement on the Calicut-Jeddah route comes close on the heels of the budget carrier announcing a direct flight to Jeddah from Hyderabad airport, another gateway to the southern part of India.

Jeddah will be SpiceJet’s third destination in the Middle East and ninth international destination.

SpiceJet currently operates flights to Dubai and Muscat from multiple airports in India.

“We are sure that the new flight will benefit thousands travelling between the two cities for pilgrimage, business or leisure,” said Shilpa Bhatia, chief sales & revenue officer – SpiceJet.

SpiceJet also has announced a special all inclusive fare of $172 for Jeddha-Calicut and $189 for Kozhikode – Jeddah route.

The airline will deploy its 189-seater Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on the Calicut-Jeddah sector.

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