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Nov 26, 2012, 08.44 PM IST | Source: PTI

SpiceJet announces 3 more international flights

Expanding its international network, no-frill carrier SpiceJet today announced launch of three direct daily flights to Dubai and Maldives on different sectors.

Expanding its international network, no-frill carrier SpiceJet today announced launch of three direct daily flights to Dubai and Maldives on different sectors.

The sectors are Kochi-Male, Kochi-Dubai and Dubai- Ahmedabad. Maldives capital Male is the new international destination that SpiceJet would connect.

The airline already operates daily flights to Dubai from Mumbai and Delhi and is now connecting Kochi and Ahmedabad with Dubai.

"We continue expanding our network on domestic as well as on international routes and decision to add three new routes is a another step on this programme. All of these three new routes are popular routes and customers can now enjoy affordable and comfortable flights," said SpiceJet CEO Neil Mills.

Male is the capital city of and is considered . SpiceJet would be offering direct flight from Kochi to Male and inaugural one way ticket fares, inclusive of all taxes, is Rs 4,999. "Flights on Kochi-Male route would commence from November 29 while on Kochi-Dubai and Ahmedabad-Dubai sector from December 5 and 19 respectively," a statement from the airline said.

The airline would be deploying 78-seater Bombardier Q400 aircraft on Kochi-Male route, while 189-seater Boeing 737-800 plane on Kochi-Dubai and Ahmedabad-Dubai route. With these new routes, the total number of international destinations on SpiceJet network would increase to five. At present, SpiceJet flies to Kathmandu (Nepal), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Kabul (Afghanistan) besides Dubai.

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