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India's SpiceJet says to launch two new routes to Saudi Arabia

Flights to Riyadh will launch on August 15 while flights to Jeddah are effective from the last week of July, says SpiceJet

India's SpiceJet says to launch two new routes to Saudi Arabia

Indian budget airline SpiceJet on Tuesday announced launch of two new daily flight services to Saudi Arabia.

Flights to Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, earmarks SpiceJet’s 10th international destination and will launch on August 15 while flights to Jeddah are effective from the last week of July.

The airline said it will deploy its 168-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the two routes.

“SpiceJet is the only Indian budget airline to operate to Saudi Arabia and our new flights to Riyadh and Jeddah should greatly benefit the thousands of pilgrims traveling from India," said SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh.

"We are delighted to add Riyadh as our tenth international destination and add more flights to Jeddah, thus providing our passengers with multiple flight options,” he added.

The airline will offer an all inclusive introductory promotional fare starting at $205 on Mumbai-Riyadh and $177 on Riyadh-Mumbai route, while the fare on Delhi-Jeddah will be $235 and $220 on Jeddah-Delhi routes.

Besides Riyadh and Jeddah, SpiceJet also operates flights to Dubai and Muscat in the Gulf region.

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