No-frill carrier SpiceJet had earlier announced to start its long-haul operations with flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to London’s Heathrow airport from 4 December under the current air bubble arrangement. Now, the airline is offering introductory promo fares starting at ₹53,555 ($727.59) on both roundtrip routes.
If you visit SpiceJet’s website, one-way flights from New Delhi to London start at ₹25,555 ($347.18), and one-way flights to from Mumbai to London start at ₹32,179 ($439.30).
From Delhi, SpiceJet flight will depart at 1 pm (Local Time) on every Friday and Sunday and reach London at 5.30 pm (Local Time) on the same day. From Mumbai, the flight will depart on every Monday at 12.45 pm (Local Time) and will arrive in London at 5.30 pm (Local Time) on the same day.
Flights from London to Delhi will depart on every Monday and Friday at 7.30 pm (Local Time) which will arrive in Delhi at 7.55 am (Local Time) on the next day. Flights from London to Mumbai will depart on every Sunday at 7.30 pm (Local Time) which will arrive in Mumbai at 8.45 am (Local Time) on the following day.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, SpiceJet wrote, “SpiceJet brings direct flights to London from New Delhi and Mumbai. With our convenient flight timings, you don’t have to lose out on your sleep. Enjoy extra comfort: leave at 1 PM in the afternoon and arrive in London at 5:30 PM, early in the evening.”
“You also get amazing introductory fares, starting at just ₹25,555/*- Starting December 4, 2020 so, BOOK NOW,” the low-cost airline added.
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SpiceJet will operate thrice-a-week to London, including twice from Delhi and once-a-week from Mumbai, according to reports. The airline will likely use a brand new Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft for these flights. Reportedly, the 371-seater twin-aisle A330 has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats.
Under the air bubble agreement with the UK, these flights will operate, the airline said in a statement today. “The airline will operate thrice-a-week to London including twice from Delhi and once-a-week from Mumbai,” the airline said.
Currently, flag-carrier Air India is the only Indian airline flying long-haul international to destinations in Europe and the United States.