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SpiceJet all set to launch 20 new UDAN routes

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Mumbai

Low cost carrier SpiceJet has been awarded 17 proposals and 20 new sectors under the second round of bidding for the Government of India’s UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme.

“Out of these 20, 15 will cater to unserved markets of Kannur (Kerala), Darbhanga (Bihar), Ozar (Nashik), Pakyong (Sikkim), Kishangarh (Rajasthan), Lilabari (Assam), Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Bokaro(Jharkhand) and Solapur (Maharashtra) whereas 5 will be for underserved markets of Hubli (Karnataka) and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan),” said the airline in a press release.“Last year, SpiceJet was awarded six proposals under the first phase of the UDAN scheme and was the only participating airline that did not seek viable gap funding from the government,” it said adding that the airline has launched operations on four UDAN routes that include Mumbai-Kandla, Mumbai-Porbandar, Hyderabad-Puducherry and Jaipur-Jaisalmer.

“SpiceJet has been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of UDAN since the very beginning. We are delighted to be a part of the regional connectivity scheme, which, we believe, is an excellent initiative of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. We see tremendous potential in the routes that we have been awarded today and look forward to beginning operations very soon,” said Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet.

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