o Flight inaugurated by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Prabhu,Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Murli Manohar Joshi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Shri Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet
o Kanpur is SpiceJet’s 7thdestination under UDAN
o SpiceJet to provide seamless connectivity for passengers from Kanpur to different parts of the country and abroad
GURUGRAM, July 3, 2018: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline, today flagged-off its first daily direct flight between Kanpur and Delhi. The inaugural event was graced by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Smt. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Murli Manohar Joshi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Shri Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet. Kanpur is SpiceJet’s seventh destination under UDAN.
The airline hosted a flag-off ceremony at Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Airport at Kanpur which was graced by many other dignitaries. A customary lamp lighting ceremony was organised marking the inauguration of the operations and the first passenger was welcomed by SpiceJet officials and gifted a memento.
With the commencement of operations to Kanpur, SpiceJet is now operating on all sectors allotted to the airline under the first phase of UDAN and has also begun operations to airports like Hubli that it bagged in the second phase of UDAN.
With the launch of flight services passengers from Kanpur can now conveniently travel to a host of other cities both on SpiceJet’s domestic as well as international network via multiple onward connections from Delhi. SpiceJet received an overwhelming response for its first voyage as it flew to and from Kanpur.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said “SpiceJet is proud to connect Kanpur with Delhi and multiple domestic and international destinations on our network. Kanpur, regarded as the commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh and one of the major industrial hubs of India has for long deserved to hold a prominent position on the country’s aviation map. Being connected to Delhi will enhance the city’s business potential while benefitting both business and leisure travellers with enhanced connectivity options.”
“SpiceJet has been the most enthusiastic supporter of UDAN since the very beginning. July also marks a landmark year of SpiceJet operating flights under UDAN. With the addition of Kanpur, SpiceJet will operate 15 daily flights under UDAN and we see a huge potential in all these routes. We look forward to beginning operations on the other remaining routes very soon” he added.
In line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, SpiceJet’s SG 8745 upon its arrival at Kanpur was greeted with a grand water cannon salute. Passengers were adorned with ‘Raj Tilak’.
With the addition of the Delhi-Kanpur-Delhi flight, SpiceJet now operates 15 flights under UDAN on the routes of — Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad, Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur, Delhi-Adampur-Delhi, Chennai-Hubli-Chennai and Hyderabad-Hubli-Hyderabad.