Jaipur, SpiceJet, India’s favourite budget airline today launched its direct flight services to Dubai from Jaipur with traditional flag-off and lamp-lighting ceremonies at Jaipur International Airport. With this launch, SpiceJet becomes the first private airline to operate a direct flight on this route and also the only airline to fly 5 times per week between Jaipur and Dubai.
The flag-off ceremony was presided over by Mr. G P Gupta, Chief Administrative Office & Chief Accountable Manager, SpiceJet. The occasion was also graced by Gulab Chand Kataria, Home Minister, Rajasthan as the Chief Guest and and Ramcharan Bohra Member of Parliament from Jaipur as Guest of Honour. Present on the occasion were Mr. B K Tailong Airport Director, Jaipur International Airport, R K Singh CASO/SR Commandant CISF, Suresh Mukeria Custom Deputy Commissioner, Mr Charan Singh DGM ATC, Mr M P Bansal GM AAI, Mr S N Sharma Chief Immigration Officer, Mr P L Meena Asst Immigration Officer and other distinguished airport officials.
In line with the aviation tradition to mark key milestones, SpiceJet’s Boeing 737NG aircraft deployed on this route was greeted with a grand water cannon salute on its arrival.
The launch was initiated with the customary lamp lighting ceremony by Mr. Gulab Chand Kataria and Mr. Ramcharan Bohra; followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony thereby marking the formal announcement of the launch of SpiceJet’s SG 57 Jaipur to Dubai flight. The ceremony finally came to a conclusion with Shri Gulab Chand Kataria and Mr. Ramcharan Bohra flagging-off the flight at 09.45 AM, thereby initiating a new chapter in SpiceJet’s international connectivity.
Commemorating the flight launch, Mr. G P Gupta, Chief Administrative & Chief Accountable Officer, SpiceJet said, “There is great growth happening in the economies of small towns the tier-II and tier-III cities. The next wave of growth for the Indian aviation industry is going to come from them as small town airports will not only help the aviation industry to increase its geographical footprint but also unlock the untapped markets. We operate the highest number of flights into smaller destinations in the market today and we are now focusing on elevating these regional cities on to our international radar too. Dubai being our key focus for the Middle East market we wanted to create a differentiating factor and hence a direct flight on the Jaipur – Dubai route. We are very bullish on these routes getting popular and hope to replicate similar networking for other destinations as well.”
Mr. B K Tailong – Airport Director, on the occasion said, “We congratulate SpiceJet on their new international flight to Dubai. This flight will boost the tourism and business opportunities in the state. The new flight will also enhance connectivity in the region and hope that SpiceJet adds more flights from Jaipur to various destinations. SpiceJet operations will give fliers more options and cut down their travel time drastically and will cater to the large number of travelers who till now used to go to other airports for their connecting flights. We also commit to lend full support to SpiceJet.”
Flights in this route will be operated on all days except Mondays and Saturdays. Dubai is one of SpiceJet’s six international destinations – Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo, Kabul, Male (Maldives), and Muscat.
With the launch of flights from Jaipur and Hyderabad today, SpiceJet will be operating direct flights to Dubai from ten cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Madurai, Amritsar, Kozhikode, Jaipur and Hyderabad, with connections from dozens of more cities including Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru.