IndiGo and SpiceJet have announced new flights as the airlines ramp up capacity after Jet Airways ceased operations from mid-April. SpiceJet has announced the launch of six new flights connecting Mumbai including a daily non-stop flight on Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai sector from 5th July. Mumbai is the third destination after Hyderabad and Kozhikode which is being connected by SpiceJet with Jeddah.

SpiceJet has also announced a special fare of 12,399 (all inclusive) for Mumbai–Jeddah and 15,399 (all inclusive) for Jeddah-Mumbai.

SpiceJet has also enhanced its operations on the Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai (2nd frequency) and Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai (2nd frequency) sectors. SpiceJet has also announced a new flight connecting Guwahati to Bagdogra. SpiceJet will deploy its Boeing 737 NG aircraft on both the international as well as domestic routes.

Starting April 1, SpiceJet has announced 85 flights which including 54 flights connecting Mumbai, 16 flights connecting Delhi and 8 flights between Mumbai and Delhi.

Over the past few weeks, SpiceJet has introduced new flights from Mumbai to Madurai, Jammu (via Srinagar), Dehradun, Guwahati, Jaipur, Amritsar, Mangalore, Coimbatore besides additional frequencies to Goa, Chennai, Delhi, Patna, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

SpiceJet has also announced a slew of new international flights from Mumbai. The airline’s new Mumbai-Bangkok flight will be operational from today. In addition, SpiceJet will soon connect Mumbai with Hong Kong, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, and Kathmandu.

India’s biggest carrier IndiGo has also announced new flights from Kolkata, reported Press Trust of India. The airline will also start a third direct flight on Delhi-Kathmandu route from July 4. Effective July 20, IndiGo will operate daily non-stop flights on Shillong-Kolkata and Raipur-Kolkata route with its ATR-18 aircraft.

"We are strengthening our network from Kolkata with six new flights including a new RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) route. Kolkata-Shillong-Kolkata, our next RCS route, will significantly increase connectivity and tourist traffic in the northeast region," chief commercial officer of IndiGo William Boulter Wednesday said, according to Press Trust of India.