First Indian low-cost carrier to launch non-stop long-haul flights to UK
GURUGRAM. SpiceJet, the country’s one of favourite airline, will launch non-stop flights connecting the key metros of Delhi and Mumbai with London’s Heathrow airport starting December 4th, 2020 thus becoming the first Indian low-cost airline to operate flights to UK. These flights will operate under the air bubble agreement with UK.
The airline will operate thrice-a-week to London including twice from Delhi and once-a-week from Mumbai.
SpiceJet will use an Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft for these flights. The 371-seater twin-aisle A330 has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats.
Designated as an ‘Indian scheduled carrier’ to operate to the United Kingdom and the United States of America, SpiceJet had initially secured slots at the London Heathrow Airport from September 1 to October 23, 2020. Heathrow Airport had later extended the slots allotted to SpiceJet for the entire winter schedule.
Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “I am extremely pleased to share that SpiceJet will launch flights to London Heathrow Airport beginning December this year.
This is a huge milestone for us and I am proud of the fact that SpiceJet will be the first Indian low-cost airline to operate non-stop long-haul flights to the UK.
London is one of the busiest long-haul destinations from India and our convenient flight timings should suit the convenience of our passengers perfectly.”
“While the last few months has been the worst-ever period for the global aviation industry battling the Covid pandemic, I am proud of the determination and resolve shown by Team SpiceJet.
From repatriating over 1.3 lakh Indian nationals from across the globe including Amsterdam, Toronto, Moscow, Rome and London to operating wide-body passenger and cargo flights to now starting flights to Heathrow, the last few months have been very significant for us.
Providing non-stop connectivity from India to different parts of the world and strengthening our own airport hubs has been a long cherished dream and with our London operations we have taken a small step in that direction.
We hope our passengers, both business and leisure, make the most of this opportunity of creating fond memories forever with us.”
To celebrate the launch of its first long-haul flight, the airline is offering all-inclusive introductory return promotional fare starting at INR 53,555/- on both Delhi-London-Delhi and Mumbai-London-Mumbai routes.
The equivalent return fare in Pound Sterling is GBP 565. The one way starting fare will be INR 25,555/- (GBP 270) on Delhi–London and Mumbai-London routes and INR 29,555/- (GBP 312) on London-Delhi and London-Mumbai routes.
7:55 am +1
8:45 am +1
(1-Monday, 2-Tuesday, 3-Wednesday, 4-Thursday, 5-Friday, 6- Saturday, 7-Sunday)
*All timings are as per local standard time.