SpiceJet launched international flights from Bagdogra to Kathmandu in Nepal on 13 August. Celebrations included a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony and a large cake. The short 315-kilometre service will be operated thrice-weekly by SpiceJet’s 737-800s and is the airline’s second route to Nepal, as it already operates Delhi-Kathmandu flights.
- SpiceJet, India’s second biggest LCC, which is profiled in this week’s airline analysis, on 13 August began thrice-weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) between Bagdogra (IXB) and Kathmandu (KTM) in Nepal. The short 315-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 737-800s and will face no direct competition. The flight originates in Kolkata enabling one-stop, same aircraft flights between Kolkata and Kathmandu. SpiceJet’s only other non-stop flight to the Nepalese capital is an 11 times weekly service from Delhi. It is SpiceJet’s first international service from Bagdogra. Mr. Kaneswaran Avili, CCO, SpiceJet said, “We are extremely pleased with the response received for our Kathmandu-Bagdogra-Kolkata connection. This direct service will provide our customers flying from either regions much more convenience in terms of connectivity and reach.”