SpiceJet unveiled its first ever flight to Dhaka thus enhancing its global footprint.
The airline now operates to 7 international destinations. SpiceJet will be operating a direct daily flight on the Kolkata – Dhaka – Kolkata route from 23rd March 2017.
Dhaka is the second international destination after Bangkok that the airline will be serving with a direct daily flight from Kolkata.
As per the schedule starting 23rd of March 2017, the flight SG 71 will depart from Kolkata at 6.10 am to arrive at Dhaka at 7:30 am. The return flight SG 72 will depart from Dhaka at 8:15 am to reach Kolkata at 8:30 am. With the commencement of the summer schedule from the 26th of March 2017, the flight SG 71 will depart from Kolkata at 7:10 am to arrive at Dhaka at 8:35 am. The return flight SG 72 will depart from Dhaka at 9:20 am to reach Kolkata at 9:40 am.
Announcing the new international flight, Mr. Ajay Singh, SpiceJet Chief Executive Officer, said:
“We believe that international markets have a huge potential and hence expanding our global footprint has always been a prerogative. With our much awaited mega Boeing deal finally concluded the time is now ripe for SpiceJet to eye new markets and boost connectivity. As we work towards placing more aircraft into our fleet; we will aggressively look at newer and enhanced connections in both the regional and international markets.”
“The new daily flight on the Kolkata – Dhaka route will help increase the connectivity with Bangladesh from India. Travelers coming for medical and business purposes will benefit from this new flight”, he added.
The new flight will provide convenient onward connections to cities such as Bangkok, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Aizawl and Silchar via Kolkata to Dhaka.