SpiceJet launched operations between Kozhikode and Jeddah on 20 April, a 4,088-kilometre route that the carrier will operate daily using its fleet of 737-800s. Here, airline and airport staff are pictured celebrating the new service at check in. SpiceJet becomes the second carrier on the city pair, joining Saudi Arabian Airlines.
- SpiceJet launched its latest international route on 20 April, commencing a daily service between Kozhikode (CCJ) and Jeddah (JED). The carrier will serve the 4,088-kilometre route using its fleet of 737-800s. It becomes the second airline to offer services between the Indian and Saudi Arabian cities, joining Saudi Arabian Airlines on the sector. It presently serves the route six times weekly using its fleet of A330-300s. Jeddah becomes SpiceJet’s second international route from Kozhikode, with it already offering a daily service to Dubai, while it also provides domestic links to Bengaluru and Chennai. For Jeddah, Kozhikode becomes the second destination flown to by the LCC, adding to the carrier’s existing route to Hyderabad, a connection which is also flown daily this summer, again on 737-800s, of which the airline presently operates 28 according to Flightradar24.com data.