SpiceJet made an announcement on Tuesday, that they will be flying to four new Indian cities from their hub at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM), effective Friday, April 26, 2019.
The new routes from Mumbai by SpiceJet will connect non-stop to Jaipur, Amritsar, Mangaluru and Coimbatore. These routes will begin with one daily departure and one daily arrival from Mumbai. More flights may be added with passenger demand.
What makes these cities important to fly to?
Jaipur, the Pink city, is the largest city in the state of Rajasthan and it's capital. It has a population of more than 3 million people, making it the 10th largest city in India. It is a major hub of culture, arts and crafts in Rajasthan. It is fast emerging as a hub for global outsourcing for Information Technologies similar to Gurugram, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Amritsar is the holiest city in Sikhism. It is famous worldwide for the Sri Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) and millions of people visit it each year for pilgrimage. Amritsar is a city of more than 1 million people. It is a major industrial hub for the Punjab state with more than 90% of Amritsar inhabitants employed in the Manufacturing and Services Sector.
The airports at Jaipur and Amritsar do not currently serve long haul destinations in Europe, East Asia and beyond. The closest major Airport is New Delhi's Indra Gandhi International Airport, which is currently the busiest airport in India.
By connecting Mumbai to Amritsar and Jaipur, SpiceJet may be looking to reduce the volume of International passengers continuing to these two cities from New Delhi.
Mangaluru is the second major city in Karnataka state in all aspects after the capital city of Bangalore. It is one of the most important sea-ports and a major centre for petroleum and oil refinery in India.
Coimbatore is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also the second city in many aspects after the state capital, Chennai. Coimbatore is renowned for its exports of Jewellery, Wet-Grinders, and the Kovai Cora Cotton Saree.
Although Air India and IndiGo already link Mangaluru and Coimbatore to Mumbai, SpiceJet has closed its own gap to link these second-cities to India's commercial capital.
SpiceJet to operate 10 flights daily from Delhi to Mumbai
SpiceJet also announced three additional frequencies between Mumbai and Delhi in addition to the current seven. This means an addition of three daily arrivals at Mumbai from Delhi and three departures from Mumbai to Delhi.
More than 7 million people fly between Delhi and Mumbai annually. This route sees the heaviest air-passenger traffic in India. Spice competes with all major airlines in this sector such as Air India, IndiGO, GoAir and Vistara.
Book your trip to/from Mumbai today
Mumbai is the largest city in India. More than 12 million people live and work within its municipal boundaries. It is the financial and entertainment capital of India.
The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia. Mumbai is one of the top 10 centers of global commerce and trade. It is the economic hub of India with many of its important financial institutions and private conglomerates located here such as the Reserve Bank of India, Reliance Industries, Tata Group and Life Insurance Corporation of India.
Mumbai is known worldwide as the home of Bollywood, India's motion picture industry. It produces around 200 films every year at studios in Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri. India's premier entertainment channels such as Zee TV, Sony Entertainment, StarPlus and Sony ESPN are also headquartered in Mumbai.
Mumbai has many attractions and places of interests such as colonial buildings, museums, beaches, zoos, gardens, markets and religious places. Some of the most famous landmarks of Mumbai include the Victoria Terminus, Haji Ali Darga, Maratha Mandir (cinema hall), The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Gateway of India.
Mumbai is served by the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM). Domestic travel outnumbers International travel at Mumbai. It is a hub for Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet.
Hotels in Mumbai
Mumbai offers many options for accommodation, however for those new to the city, it is best to stick to established brand name hotel chains. Many are easy to find around the airport as well as in South Mumbai, where most important businesses take place.
About SpiceJet: Red. Hot. Spicy.
SpiceJet is India's second largest airline after IndiGo, by the number of domestic passengers carried. It is headquartered in Gurugram, and its hub is at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).
SpiceJet was founded in 2004 as a successor of on ModiLuft, which had shut down in 1996. With an initial shaky start, it now boasts a 13.6% domestic air passenger market share as of March 2019. The airline operates more than 300 daily flights to 47 Indian and 7 international destinations from its hubs at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad.