SpiceJet announced the addition of Khajuraho – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – to its network as its 15th UDAN destination. The airline will be launching 24 new flights and will be connecting Delhi with Sharjah for the first time on its network. The new domestic and international non-stop flights will commence operations from 18th February, 2022 in a phased manner.
Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia flagged-off SpiceJet’s inaugural flight from Khajuraho to Delhi in the presence of Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Khajuraho, Sh. Vishnu Datt Sharma, Hon’ble Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Smt. Usha Padhee and CMD, SpiceJet, Ajay Singh.
The airline will operate flights between Delhi and Khajuraho twice-a-week on Fridays and Sundays. Known for its magnificent temples, Khajuraho attracts tourists not just from other parts of the country but from around the world. The temples in the ancient city are famous for its intricate sculptures and architectural symbolism.
SpiceJet already operates to Gwalior and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The airline connects Jabalpur with Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune whereas the city of Gwalior is connected to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jammu, Kolkata and Mumbai. The addition of Khajuraho to SpiceJet’s network will play a major role in enhancing economic activity while providing a boost to the tourism in the region.
The UDAN fare on Delhi-Khajuraho-Delhi sector will start at INR 3,209 plus taxes.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “We are delighted to add Khajuraho to our network as we launch 24 new flights beginning February 18, 2022. Khajuraho, a UNESCO world heritage site which will be our 15th UDAN destination, attracts tourists from all over the world for its rich history of art and culture. SpiceJet will be the only airline connecting Khajuraho with Delhi with a non-stop flight and we are proud to provide the much-needed fillip to boost travel and tourism of this historic city and State.”
The airline will be connecting Delhi with Sharjah with a non-stop flight, which will operate four-times-a-week.