Surat : SpiceJet Announces New Routes and Hiring Initiatives; 72 to 76-Seater Aircraft to Fly Again
SURAT — In a major development aimed at reviving its fortunes amid financial struggles, low-cost airline SpiceJet is all set to resume its operations from Surat airport. Starting October 1 through 10, the airline is planning to launch new routes connecting Surat to Pune and Goa.
SpiceJet has arranged 72 to 76-seater aircraft for these routes, featuring planes from both the CRJ and ATR categories. The airline is further enhancing its services with night aircraft parking facilities at Surat airport. In addition, slots have been approved for a Surat-Jaipur route.
To fuel this growth, the airline has started the recruitment process for Customer Service Executives, Trainee Security Executives, and Security personnel. The hiring will take place at various stations including Surat, Mumbai, North Goa, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nashik, Rajkot, Shirdi, Bhavnagar, Diu, and Khajuraho.
Indigo Airlines is also set to commence flights connecting Surat to Diu starting October 29 under the UDAN scheme. In the initial phase, airlines can start direct flights between Surat-Pune, Surat-Jaipur, and Surat-Goa. The initial phase of SpiceJet's flights will begin from Surat and Pune.
The Surat-Pune-Goa route is scheduled to take off from Surat at 6:20 a.m., reaching Surat from Goa at 4:20 p.m. The flight will then depart for Goa at 5:00 p.m. and is expected to reach Surat by 9:10 p.m.
The resumption of flights from Surat is considered a significant move for SpiceJet, offering a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered airline as it strives to recover from its financial woes. With new routes and employment opportunities, SpiceJet aims to redefine air travel for its customers while rebuilding its financial health.