SpiceJet is starting its journey from the commercial capital Chittagong to neighboring India’s Kolkata route.
Wing Commander M Farhad Hossain Khan, Manager, Shah Amanat International Airport, inaugurated the flight on Thursday (November 5th) morning by cutting the ribbon and cake.
He said the launch of Spice Jet flight from Chittagong to Kolkata will benefit businessmen, patients, students and tourists. Passenger, cargo transport will increase.
According to sources, SpiceJet has joined this route as part of operating flights between Bangladesh and India under the Air Bubble Agreement. This is their 11th international destination.
Initially, the Chittagong-Kolkata route will operate non-stop flights four times a week on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The flight will leave Kolkata at 10:05 am and reach Chittagong at 12:15 pm. It will leave Chittagong at 12:30 pm and arrive at 1:10 pm. The inaugural flight will carry 20 passengers from Kolkata. 48 passengers are leaving from Chittagong.
According to sources, SpiceJet Kolkata-Chittagong 4255 Indian rupees, Chittagong-Kolkata 4939 rupees, Kolkata-Dhaka 4836 rupees, Dhaka-Kolkata 548 rupees, Delhi-Dhaka 749 rupees, Dhaka-Delhi 10135 rupees, Chennai-Dhaka 5127 rupees. Chennai has fixed the fare at Rs 6,308.
SpiceJet General Manager Tofail Ibn Solaiman, Sales Manager Mohammad Zahidul Hasan, Chittagong Incharge Mohammad Asif Chowdhury and others were present at the occasion.
SpiceJet’s fleet consists of 74 Boeing 737s, 26 Bombardier Q-400s, 11 B738s and Bombardier Q400s.