Airlines in the country have come up with a host of new domestic and international routes. The new flights come amid high competition in the country’s civil aviation market, where carriers are also offering discounts and cash back to attract passengers.
Earlier this week, IndiGo, the country’s largest airline by market share, announced Hong Kong as its fifteenth international destination. IndiGo said it would operate its daily direct flight between Hong Kong and Bengaluru, with effect from December 11, 2018. Last month, SpiceJet had announced a daily non-stop flight between Delhi and Hong Kong.
SpiceJet will start its daily non-stop flight between Delhi and Hong Kong from November 22. The SpiceJet flight will depart from Delhi at 10:45 pm and will arrive in Hong Kong at 6:40 am the following day. The return flight will depart at 7:40 am and reach Delhi at 10:50 am. The return fare between Hong Kong and New Delhi starts from Rs. 20,799, according to the carrier’s website — spicejet.com.
Last week, GoAir also launched its first-ever direct international flight to Phuket from Delhi. It also launched a direct flight to Male from Mumbai. GoAir started flying overseas nearly 13 years after it started domestic operations in November 2005.