Hyderabad – Nashik SpiceJet Flight Flagged off under UDAN
Taking the next stride in boosting regional aerial connectivity in India under RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) of the Government of India, the second direct flight commenced operations on November 20 from Hyderabad, Telangana to Nashik, Maharashtra. So far, 297 routes and 53 airports have been operationalized under the UDAN scheme.
Post the successful launch of flight operations by Alliance Air on the Hyderabad – Nashik route, SpiceJet has become the second airline to commence direct flight operations on this route.
SpiceJet was awarded the Hyderabad – Nashik route under the RCS-UDAN-2 bidding process. The airline is being provided Viability Gap Funding (VGF) under the UDAN scheme to keep the fares affordable & accessible for the common people.
The airline will be operating four weekly flights and will deploy its 78-seater Q400 aircraft. Nashik is the 14th destination to be connected under UDAN by SpiceJet.
The Hyderabad – Nashik route received a massive demand from the passengers owing to the trade & tourism opportunities possessed by the Nashik city.
Nashik is also called the city of pilgrimage. It is one of the 4 pilgrimage sites that organise Kumbh Mela which is held once every 12 years.