SpiceJet launches flights from Kolkata to Pakyong in Sikkim

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced the launch of new daily direct flights from Kolkata to the newly opened Pakyong airport near Gangtok in Sikkim from October 4.
The airline also announced the launch of four other daily direct new flights from Kolkata.
Pakyong will be SpiceJet's ninth destination under UDAN, the government's regional connectivity scheme, a press release from the airline said. 
SpiceJet is the only airline to provide air connectivity to Sikkim and connecting it to the rest of the country, it said.
The airline is also the first and only airline to offer daily direct flights on the Kolkata-Kanpur-Kolkata route effective November 1.
Additionally, the airline is also set to operate flights connecting Varanasi with Kolkata effective October 4.
It has also introduced a third frequency on the Kolkata-Bagdogra-Kolkata and the Kolkata-Mumbai-Kolkata sectors starting November 1.
Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales and Revenue Officer, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet is delighted to connect Kolkata, the country’s cultural capital, like never before. The city known for its food, literature and theatre has a unique tourism potential. Besides it is also the connecting gateway to key tourism hotspots like Darjeeling. We are confident that the enhanced air connectivity will boost the state’s growth prospects.”
The release said the airline would also introduce six new domestic flights, including new direct flights on the Delhi-Coimbatore-Delhi route on all days from October 8 and the Bengaluru-Madurai-Bengaluru sector on all days except Tuesdays. SpiceJet will become the first airline to introduce daily direct services on the Bengaluru-Udaipur-Bengaluru sector from November 7.

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