SpiceJet adds Lilabari in Assam as its tenth destination under UDAN

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced the introduction of a daily direct flight on the Kolkata-Lilabari route under the Government's regional connectivity scheme, UDAN.
Lilabari, an unserved market located in the Lakhimpur district of Assam, was awarded to the airline under UDAN-II, a press release from the airline said.
The airline also announced a new direct flight connecting Kolkata with Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and an additional frequency on Hyderabad-Jabalpur route. 
All new flights and frequencies are scheduled to commence from January 15, 2019, the release said.
The airline will deploy its Bombardier Q400s on all these routes, it said.
Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Sales & Revenue Officer, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is extremely proud to add the picturesque destination of Lilabari on its domestic network. We have always remained steadfast in enhancing connectivity to the north eastern region of India which owing to its difficult topography has always suffered from connectivity limitations. Lilabari is our first destination in Assam under the UDAN scheme and we are confident that the new flight will provide impetus to the tourism potential of the state.”
Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Lilabari is a town renowned for its splendor and tranquility.  It is also well-known for adventure sports, including trekking, rafting and mountaineering.
Owing to its close proximity to Arunachal Pradesh, the Lilabari airport serves both the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
With the addition of the Kolkata-Lilabari-Kolkata flight, SpiceJet will operate 25 flights under UDAN on the routes of Delhi-Kishangarh-Delhi, Kolkata-Pakyong-Kolkata, Guwahati-Pakyong-Guwahati, Mumbai-Porbandar, Mumbai-Kandla-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Puducherry-Hyderabad, Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Jaipur, Delhi-Adampur-Delhi, Chennai-Hubli-Chennai, Ahmedabad-Jaisalmer-Ahmedabad, Surat-Jaisalmer-Surat and Delhi-Kanpur-Delhi.
SpiceJet was awarded 22 new sectors under the Government of India's UDAN II. Out of these, 19 catered to unserved markets of Kannur (Kerala), Darbhanga (Bihar), Ozar (Nashik), Pakyong (Sikkim), Kishangarh (Rajasthan), Lilabari (Assam), Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Bokaro(Jharkhand) and Solapur (Maharashtra) whereas three were for the underserved markets of Hubli (Karnataka).

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