In an expansion to its service, SpiceJet is set to introduce a daily non-stop flight on Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai sector. The new route is slated to begin from July 5, this year.
Announcing the development, the airline on Thursday said Mumbai is the third destination after Hyderabad and Kozhikode to be connected to Jeddah.
On the domestic sector, it will launch six new domestic flights connecting the country's financial capital to other destinations from May 20.
"The new domestic flights will help in minimising the passenger inconvenience caused due to the sudden shortage in capacity within the Indian aviation industry," the airline's Chief Sales and Revenue Officer Shilpa Bhatia said.
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Earlier in April this year, the airline announced the launch of 28 new flights, connecting Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network.
"Of these, 14 will connect Mumbai; eight will connect Delhi while the rest will connect the two metros. All the new flights are effective April 26," the airline had said in a statement.
The development came after the temprory suspension of Jet Airway's operations which has created capacity crunch in the domestic sector.